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Type 1: How many times do you have to test your blood sugar

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Julia McCoulough, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. petepontiac

    petepontiac Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Julia. I keep a monthly spreadsheet of my readings and take them to my consultant every 3 months.
     
  2. Julia McCoulough

    Julia McCoulough Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok that's good
     
  3. Amsjadee

    Amsjadee Type 1 · Member

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    i test around 5 times a day. If I'm driving it will be more regularly
     
  4. Julia McCoulough

    Julia McCoulough Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I test before I drive to
     
  5. asa35

    asa35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I currently alternate with finger tests and the Libre. I do suffer with getting blood from some of my fingers though (average finger tests per day=7). Bad circulation in my fingers doesn't help either. Where else can be tested for blood?
     
  6. AmandaD

    AmandaD Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I test about 8-10 times a day I also wear a cgm so get to see whats happening all the time.
     
  7. Kristyturnerrogers

    Kristyturnerrogers Type 1 · Member

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    7 minimum. Then before I drive, if I feel yucky, if the dog alerts, if I feel grouchy, ext ext
     
  8. Julia McCoulough

    Julia McCoulough Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do your fingers always feel cold
     
  9. asa35

    asa35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Julia, yes I do suffer from cold hands (even when indoors!)
     
  10. col101

    col101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Latest advice seems to be such to a target range of 4 to 7 which effectively becomes 5 to 7 if driving. Can't imagine how I can come close to that without testing at least 8 times a day and more if driving.
     
  11. nav_97

    nav_97 Type 1 · Member

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    wow I only test twice a day.
    But my HbA1c is 5.1 so I must be doing something right?
     
  12. Julia McCoulough

    Julia McCoulough Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you drive
     
  13. nav_97

    nav_97 Type 1 · Member

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    Not since my diagnosis.
    Due to have my test a few days after but I remember having blurred vision and extreme thirst. Also used to feel extremely hot all the time.
    Never really returned to it since because of how annoying it was to cancel my test when I was most prepared.
     
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