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Type 2 When is a good time to check your blood glucose level?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by nchiok, Mar 14, 2016.

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    nchiok Type 2 · Newbie

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    Do you check first thing in the morning, or 2 hours after meal?
     
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    Mrsass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Patricia21 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome.
    Morning fasting as soon as you get up.
    Two hours after breakfast.
    Before all meals and two hours after.
    I dont test all the time now,because I know what I can and cant eat.
     
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    nchiok Type 2 · Newbie

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    Thank you all for your replies.

    If we have to test 2 hours after meals, what should the levels be? Do not go beyond 10mmol?
     
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    Patricia21 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think not beyond 8.5 mmol.
    Thats what I aim for.
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi, use these levels as a guide. Use your before and after meal readings to discover what foods are causing any higher spikes and avoid or reduce them in future. When and if you can readily achieve the recommended levels, if you wish you can then aim for closer to non diabetic levels.

    Robbity
     
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