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Updated: 2017-12-11T06:18:56.781+11:00

 



hi and thanks for your warm welcome to newcomers(m...

2010-01-11T11:46:34.567+11:00

hi and thanks for your warm welcome to newcomers(me)and your information. I just was checking the forums to see what we are striving for in after meal glucose levels. my fasting glucose is all over the chart-from 76-118 but im trying to grt it more consistent. before dinner testing makes sense to me cuz right now mine is 122because of all the peanutbutter i ate-at least 1/2 lb with 15 carbs of crackers-lol. I am slightly under weightso i dont want to lose weight but dont want to gain weight either. finding meals to fix for 1 person isnt easy and i dont like to cook. any ideas? again thank you for your blog



My doctor did exactly what you said. Test when I ...

2008-08-22T04:39:00.000+10:00

My doctor did exactly what you said. Test when I first get up in the morning and before dinner in the evening. Therefore, that is what he wrote my prescription for my testing supplies. After reading on ADA and your site here, I am right now in the process of multiple tests throughout the day. I am keeping a log of what I eat, when I eat it, and what my BG levels are various times. It is taking alot of time, but I can see it is definitely worth it. I thought I was doing well for the past year, but now I know better. My A1C was at 6.8 last test but I want it better. I am only on my second day of this and I know I will run out of test strips before I can refill my prescription, but it will be worth it. At least I will know better what to eat and when. I realize there are lots of variables, but it will still be better than what I am doing now.

Thanks for your useful information.

Barbara



My doctors (both my diabetes doc and primary care ...

2008-07-24T23:18:00.000+10:00

My doctors (both my diabetes doc and primary care has me testing as follows, test at all pre meals ant at bedtime (Not Snacks) on any given day test 1 hr and 2 hour after a meal. so I test after breakfest today and tomorrow I would test after lunch. 1 a week take my BG at 2:00 AM My orignal diabetes doctor would only do pre meals. Not very good on the control side.
as well as logging BG the diabetes doctor has me logging carbs, and meals. Went from HgA1C of 11.47 (9/07) to a 6.3 12/07 and 6.4 6/08



Hi Allan, I've read your excellent posts on alt.su...

2007-05-19T01:04:00.000+10:00

Hi Allan, I've read your excellent posts on alt.support.diabetes for years. It's good to see you have a blog now.

The way I think of it is:
1. It's high blood sugar that does the damage. What's high? Pick a number. 140 is the current winner.
2. I test before a meal when I am trying to calculate how many carbs I can eat.
3. I test after a meal because that's when food is digested and sugar is released into my body.
4. What I ideally want is continuous monitoring to determine my BS and when I go over my limit.
5. We don't have continuous monitoring so I have to pick when to test. Realistically I won't test very often after a meal. From experience I notice peaks at different times depending on what I eat. One hour and 2 hours seem to capture the response for most foods. Is the one hour number more important? I don't know, but I do know my 1 hour number and my 2 hour number can be very different. So with an unfamiliar food or meal I do both.



Hi Cindy I can't disagree with you. To be fair, t...

2006-11-09T14:15:00.000+11:00

Hi Cindy

I can't disagree with you. To be fair, that's what I was told as a brand-new diabetic. My doc takes a different view these days.

Remember the different reasons for testing. Most medics are looking for the steady-state numbers; but those of us using the meter to fine-tune our menu need the worst-case numbers.

Cheers, Alan



Just found your blog from Regina's blog. I'm lea...

2006-11-09T11:25:00.000+11:00

Just found your blog from Regina's blog.

I'm learning new things all the time!! I am a RN, have been for over 30 years, but I'm out of the clinical work now, and have been for about 15 yrs, although I do keep up on research, etc.

What you are being told makes no sense at all!!! The purpose of testing is supposed to be to make sure your treatment is working and the only way to do that is to test AFTER meals!!!

I can understand the fasting reading, but the one before dinner???? Before dinner??? No, it should be after dinner.

I am not diabetic, but have a very strong family history, so I'm following a low carb diet in the hopes of preventing it.

Feeding carbs to diabetics, restricting fat and protein in diabetics, now you're saying that patients are being told to test before meals only??? Insanity!!!

Good luck with your plan...looks like you know what to do!!!