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Common Questions About Blood Sugar

How often should I test my blood sugar? This is a very common question, and the answer isn't the same for everyone. In general, you should test as often as you need to get helpful information. There's no point in testing if the information you get doesn't help you manage your diabetes. If you've been told to test at certain times, but you don't know why or what to do with the test results, then testing won't seem very meaningful. Here are some general guidelines for deciding how often to test: If you can only test once a day, then do it before breakfast. Keep a written record so that you can see the pattern of the numbers. If you control your blood sugar by diet and exercise only, this once-a-day test might be enough. If you take medicine (diabetes pills or insulin), you will probably want to know how well that medicine is working. The general rule is to test before meals and keep a record. If you want to know how your meals affect your blood sugar, testing about 2 hours after eating can be helpful. Test whenever you feel your blood sugar is either too high or too low. Testing will give you important information about what you need to do to raise or lower your blood sugar. If you t Continue reading >>

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  1. leana1967

    Low Blood Sugar And What Not To Eat OR Drink TO Brig It Back Up Fast

    I am looking for advise on this: my husband had a low sugar reading this am i let him have a tablespoon of peanut butter and a little of our tea with real sugar 68 within 15 minutes i had it up to 74 his normal target range is 80 to 150 and we live in an assisted living facility because of special needs. he was seen drinking the tea by the Staff , they stated he needs to be drinking water to get his sugar up not tea, and to keep from getting dehydrated I agree about the dehydration… but i'm upset because i have been raised around diabetics all my life ; and this is a first for me being told you drink water to bring sugar back up I told them no he could not have water because that would drop it down more, so am i doing wrong all my life i have been told peanut butter or any thing with sugar but I ave never heard that for raising sugar to lower sugar yes but to raise it whats right and what do we not need to eat or drink when your sugar is low ( now they have me concerned and confused ) please advise and or suggest

  2. Gabby

    Here is a great discussion on what you should do for a low. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discussions/general/16969-15-15-rule-do-you-know-it
    As many have said, water doesn't raise your levels. You are right, so trust what you know. If you want to raise it quick, just use about 15 grams of a fast acting carb like OJ or sugar or glucose tablets. Then once it's going up, you can add the peanut butter or some regular food items to help keep it up and stop the rapid rise.

  3. O'Karen

    I have a problem with my sugar level dropping because I forget to eat… I just don't feel hungry often. I will suck on a lifesaver mint or a hard candy and it will bring it up fine. My daughter complains, but it works for me!

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