article on type 2 and testing

grandmaducky
By grandmaducky Latest Reply 2011-09-21 01:23:11 -0500
Started 2011-09-01 17:02:42 -0500

I just read article on type 2 it said type 2's didnt need to test because of the cost oftesting it said a better guide was to have a1c test every 2-3 months . What do all you type 2's think ? i laughed and shook my head


9 replies

Leslie S
Leslie S 2011-09-21 01:11:39 -0500 Report

My doctor recommended I do a fasting test every morning. I've just been diagnosed, so would you say test more often than that?

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-09-21 01:23:11 -0500 Report

Howdy Leslie, WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

The minimum you should be testing per day is 3 times per day. 1st fasting ( after you get up from bed ) 2 hours ("post prandial") after any meal you choose, (can be rotated to different meals on different days) and just before going to bed, so you aren't too low at night.

Praying God's richest blessings on you and yours, Leslie

James

Kirla
Kirla 2011-09-01 21:17:49 -0500 Report

I believe in testing before and after eating. Especially when first starting out. By testing what I ate I was able to get my blood sugar down from the 300-400 range to almost normal numbers in about a month. If you don’t test how you going to know what the foods you eat are doing to your blood sugar. By testing my A1C went from 14.1 to 5.9 in about 4 months.

MewElla
MewElla 2011-09-01 17:38:11 -0500 Report

I test 2x3 times ea day…like to stay on top of bg#'s…can tell if food I ate was good or bad for me and then I can do something about it..or it tells me if I need a snack…I would not be without my meter..

keith01
keith01 2011-09-01 17:09:03 -0500 Report

i agree with you.what a joke.i am type2,diagnosed10-09.my meter is my lifeline.many times it has dictated what i had for a meal/snack.can't live without it