A Guide to Checking Blood Sugars
Hey friends Dr. Oscar buzzing to share with you my tips on checking blood sugars.
Judge how well your reaching your diabetic goals
Understand how diet and exercise affects your levels
See how other things can affect your blood sugar, such as illness, periods etc.
Identify when your sugars are low or high
Testing your blood sugar is vital for diabetes management. It can help you:
Type 1 diabetics should test there sugar anywhere from 5 to 10 times a day
Before meals and snacks
Before and after exercise
If your feeling sick, or if your blood sugar feels high or low
When to test your blood sugar:
How long you’ve had diabetes and how severe
Any diabetes complications
Overall health and if there’s any other medical conditions
People under the age of 59 with no other underlying medical issues, blood sugar range should be between 80 and 120
People over the age of 60 with other medical conditions range should be between 100 and 140
Your target range will differ depending on these factors:
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