Blood sugar and time of day

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-07-28 13:10:15 -0500
Started 2013-07-25 17:25:15 -0500

Does the time of day you take your blood sugar have anything to do with the results not taking diet into consideration? My circadian rhythm is messed up so I sleep probably between 6am-3pm so I'm taking my blood sugar at different times than normal. Do these times affect my results?

3 replies

Scarlet03 2013-07-27 23:18:30 -0500 Report

Time of day for blood sugars can be valid, unless you're on a strict schedule for your medication. This is depending if you're on insulin or not . From what I've learned, diabetics should have something to eat every 4 hours to keep blood sugars in check. If you're worried about time of day it's on your schedule. You have to design it . That way, no one else can tell you different .

Arizona Annie
Arizona Annie 2013-07-27 15:05:03 -0500 Report

I agree with Just Joyce that times and readings vary for everyone. However, I have noticed a pattern in my own glucose readings. In late afternoon and early evening, my glucose levels are at their lowest, often dropping into the lowers 90s while the rest of the day, they are in the 110-125 range. I think you just have to test often until you find if you have a pattern and what it is.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-07-25 20:31:06 -0500 Report

When I first started testing I tested 2 hours after each meal. The time varied depending on what time I ate. Time of day should not have an effect on blood sugar but that would depend on what you ate before testing or how active you were before testing. There is no set time to test blood sugar so no one would know what the normal times would be. People get up out of bed and got to bed at different times, live in different time zones, eat at different times and are exercising at different times. Diabetes is not a one size fits all disease which makes it different for people.

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