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When should I be testing?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by David Poet, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. David Poet

    David Poet · Newbie

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    I have Type 2 Diabetes.
    As recommended by you when I joined, I have been testing my blood sugar levels with regards to foods to see which ones cause a spike.
    In the meantime my GP started me on metformin, but has recently changed it to the slow release version (Sukkarto SR).
    My question is this, when should I be testing my bloods now during the day for the best results?
     
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  2. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome,

    You should test before meals and 2 hours after your first bite. If you have an increase of more than 2 the meal you had contained too many carbs. I also test first thing in the morning. That takes a while to come down (google dawn phenomena)

    After a while you won't need to test after every meal- for example if you have eggs and bacon for breakfast you know that Fontaine's very low carbs so after a while you don't need to test. I still try to test regularly to keep from getting complacent.

    Remember to wash your hands if there is any chance something with sugar or carbs is still on your hands as that can really mess up the readings.

    Good luck.
     
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