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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. clackley

    Hello. I am a Canadian and recently had a fasting insulin test done and don't know how to interpret the results considering I have been keto for more than 7 yrs.. My results tells me info in 'pmol/L'. Any one know how to convert that or what I should hope to have in the method of measurement! Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

  2. richard

    Divide pmol/l by 6 to get mU/l.
    The normal Physiological range for fasting insulin is 4mU/l to 13 mU/l.
    I have 19.8 mU/l which is horrible.
    Why it's important is because when you are fasted you should be burning body fat for energy. Insulin inhibits lipolysis (body fat burning). You can see that on this chart, and work out where your own fasting level puts you at.

  3. Barbara_Greenwood

    I'm considering having mine tested - my doc won't be interested, I'm sure, I'll have to pay privately, but I've found somewhere that does it for £39, so not a big problem. I've been T2D for 19 years and been keto for 7 months - last HbA1C was 40 (5.8%) in November, down from 62 (7.8%) in August, and my BG is now in the normal range most of the time. I'd love to see how my insulin is doing, and I've been wondering how often it makes sense to check it. What do you think?

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