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What are the best times to test blood sugar???

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Old 08-22-2008, 08:45 AM   #1
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Question What are the best times to test blood sugar???

My doctor has just told me he wants me to cut back on testing so often, where as I was testing about 4 times a day, now he wants me to test only 2 times a day, so I realize my fasting bg is important so what is the next best time to test, realizing I will be randomly mixing it up once in a while just to see what the other times are saying..but if you only test twice a day, when do you test most often?

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Old 08-22-2008, 09:41 AM   #2
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Re: What are the best times to test blood sugar???

Scatter the rest of the tests over the week. A good time to test is 2 hours post-prandial (after eating.) You start timing from when you begin eating, not when you finish.

So, on Mondays and Wednesdays you could test 2 hours after breakfast; Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 hours after lunch, Fri and Sun w hours after dinner, and Saturday test right before bedtime. Or mix it up any way you like...but the 2-hour post prandials will give you a much better idea of how your body is reacting to various foods.


Old 08-22-2008, 11:38 PM   #3
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Re: What are the best times to test blood sugar???

My endo likes for me to test in a particular pattern that gives him an overall view of just how I am doing. And it only requires two tests a day. First day, test fasting then 2 hrs after breakfast. Day two: before lunch then 2 hrs after. Day three: before dinner then 2 hrs after. Day four: before bed then about 3am. Do this and record your readings for two or three weeks and you (and your Dr) will get a really good idea of how your body responds at different times of the day.

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