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Knitb
By Knitb Latest Reply 2012-10-22 07:44:16 -0500
Started 2012-10-19 10:26:18 -0500

Hi, iam new to this site. The doctor was concerned about my fasting bs being high. I am now checking it twice a day and go back in a month. Alot of my family had diabetes.


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kerr bear
kerr bear 2012-10-21 21:58:43 -0500 Report

I am also new here just found it today quite by accident. I have a problem and would love some feed back on it. My doctor doesn't feel I need to test daily so I only get blood drawn once a month. I only know my level after that blood draw. Its frustrating sometimes because I get low and I can feel something is happening but I don't know how much. I see here that everyone tests and some alot. My last time was 180 but it had been 150 the month before that and my A1C is at 7.9 it didn't go up at all I guess that must be good, right? I go in on thursday but I feel like I have a inner ear problem so I am going to try for tomorrow instead. How expensive are meters and strips, I have no insurance at this time. Due to being unemployed I am getting help from my family for the doctors visits and lab work. I don't want to be a further burden if its really expensive. Any advise you could give me would be wonderful.:)

Knitb
Knitb 2012-10-22 07:44:16 -0500 Report

My doctor gave me my meter after my regular blood test had been high fasting. Sounds like you need him/her give you a RX for a meter and supplies. There are companies that will help with cost and some are free.

Knitb
Knitb 2012-10-22 07:44:16 -0500 Report

My doctor gave me my meter after my regular blood test had been high fasting. Sounds like you need him/her give you a RX for a meter and supplies. There are companies that will help with cost and some are free.

Knitb
Knitb 2012-10-22 07:44:16 -0500 Report

My doctor gave me my meter after my regular blood test had been high fasting. Sounds like you need him/her give you a RX for a meter and supplies. There are companies that will help with cost and some are free.

Young1s
Young1s 2012-10-20 20:45:29 -0500 Report

Welcome!

When first diagnosed, the more information about your BG's you can get the better.

My case in point: When I was first diagnosed, I tested 7 times a day. First thing in the morning, after breakfast, before lunch, 2 hrs after lunch, before dinner, 2 hrs after dinner, before bedtime. Due to a messed up insurance issue, I had to cut that to 3 times a day. Drove me crazy. I finally started buying test strips out of pocket so I could at least get back to testing close to what I was used to. Worked out well til I was unable to do that anymore.

I guess what I want to say is test however many times you want. I think I'm a middle tester. There are some here that only test once a day and there are some that test up to 14 times a day. It's all about what you're comfortable with and what you can afford to do.

Can I just say kudos to you for starting this discussion. You are helping more people than you know just for speaking out.

Knitb
Knitb 2012-10-21 09:39:35 -0500 Report

I also test after meals. But only a couple times a week. I would drive myself nuts if I tested more. I am also writing down everything I eat. I have only been doing this for a short time. The doctor doesn't want me on any medication until I see how this goes.

lipos18
lipos18 2012-10-19 10:39:36 -0500 Report

When i was faced with this problem my dr recommended that for a few days i have to test before each meal and 2 hours after i know it is a little extra stripes for a like 5 day period of time but it helps you since it tells u whether it is high or low before the meals and if it raises alot after the meal then my doctor was able to tell when it was gettin high and how much so he devised a treatment based on that. Welcome to the site and hope it all works out for you

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