pre-diabetes:when to test b.g.?

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pre-diabetes:when to test b.g.?

Postby kiley » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:20 am

my endocrinologist has given me no direction as to when to test blood glucose levels.
i guess i am to do it 1 or 2 x week but am unsure of when is best: 1 or2 hrs. after eating, fasting, etc.?
i'm sure each person learns his/her own patterns and what works best for them but, how to start?....any suggetions?
thanks, kiley
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Re: pre-diabetes:when to test b.g.?

Postby gkardel » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:56 pm

Test at variety of times and scenarios: when you wake up; before meals; one, two, three hours after meals. -Glenn
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Re: pre-diabetes:when to test b.g.?

Postby kiley » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:53 am

thanks again!
how high is TOO high for after eating?
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Re: pre-diabetes:when to test b.g.?

Postby gkardel » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:46 am

how high is TOO high for after eating?


Above 140 two hours after eating.
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Re: pre-diabetes:when to test b.g.?

Postby hjagger » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:55 am

kiley wrote:my endocrinologist has given me no direction as to when to test blood glucose levels.
i guess i am to do it 1 or 2 x week but am unsure of when is best: 1 or2 hrs. after eating, fasting, etc.?
i'm sure each person learns his/her own patterns and what works best for them but, how to start?....any suggetions?
thanks, kiley


Kiley,
Hi, I am relatively new to the Addisons/diabetes scene. Do you have Addisons as well as diabetes?
I have just had an A1C of 5.7, which is just into the 'high' range.
I have addisons and hypothyroidism.

I assume with prediabetes, testing fasting blood sugars before steroids in the morning could be misleading, since I don't have morning cortisol in my system yet.
and so, I am thinking of taking the steroids first, then waiting an hour or two, and getting labs then. Maybe I'll test at home first, to see where the 'peak' seems to be, then try that timing for my labs.

Trying not to be upset, I've taken steroids for Addisons for 19 years and have done well, careful dosing, etc. Just don't need more, that's how I feel right now.

thanks for your thoughts,
hjagger
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Re: pre-diabetes:when to test b.g.?

Postby kiley » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:58 pm

am sick now, sorry hjagger.
will try and respond when i am able.
thanks for checking in and i hope you are doing well!
btw, my email notification is not giving me clickable links so i will try to get back here again if i am able.
was hard to find site and post.
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Re: pre-diabetes:when to test b.g.?

Postby hjagger » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:05 pm

Kiley,
So sorry you are ill, wishing you a quick recovery.
when you can, I look forward to your reply
hj
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