Blood Glucose Level For Diabetes Type 2

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What Are The Ideal Levels Of Blood Sugar?

A blood sugar or blood glucose chart identifies ideal blood sugar levels throughout the day, including before and after meals. Doctors use blood sugar charts to set target goals and monitor diabetes treatment plans. Blood sugar charts also help those with diabetes assess and self-monitor blood sugar test results. What is a blood sugar chart? Blood sugar charts act as a reference guide for blood sugar test results. As such, blood sugar charts are important tools for diabetes management. Most diabetes treatment plans involve keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal or target goals as possible. This requires frequent at-home and doctor-ordered testing, along with an understanding of how results compare to target levels. To help interpret and assess blood sugar results, the charts outline normal and abnormal blood sugar levels for those with and without diabetes. In the United States, blood sugar charts typically report sugar levels in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). In the United Kingdom and many other countries, blood sugar is reported in millimoles per liter (mmol/L). A1C blood sugar recommendations are frequently included in blood sugar charts. A1C results are often describe Continue reading >>

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  1. caragypsy

    How many times a day do you test your blood sugar levels?

    My GP told me to only test in the morning before eating. I've read here that most of you test many times a day.
    Can someone tell me why this is.

  2. doublecbob

    I am prescribed 300 test strips per month. I try to have tight control of my Type 2.
    My fear is that at the end of 2018 I plan on retiring and am not willing to give up my testing routine. I wonder what type of supplemental insurance I am going to need. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  3. Type1Lou

    Once you become eligible for Medicare, Medicare dictates how frequently they allow you to test your BG"s. They allow 1 strip/day for non-insulin dependent diabetics and 3 strips/day for those using insulin. Any use in excess of this must be supported by doctor's case notes proving the "medical necessity" for more frequent testing. I've been fighting with Medicare for several years to get approval for the 8 strips/day I use. Prior to Medicare I had no problem getting/using that amount. There are some lower-cost test strip alternatives out there if you find you'll need to pay out-of-pocket for them. Walmart's Relion is one I hear of often.

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