How often I check my blood sugar

Lets_Inspire
By Lets_Inspire Latest Reply 2014-01-26 15:23:30 -0600
Started 2014-01-19 18:32:34 -0600

So I rarely ever check my blood sugar. I have type 1. I can feel my blood sugar very easily whether it's high, low or normal. So I honestly have gone a week without checking my blood sugar which might sound crazy.. But whenever I do check my blood sugar it's been 115, 125, I had a 181. It's been pretty good. I just kind of feel bad and am wondering if anybody else does this too?


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Lets_Inspire
Lets_Inspire 2014-01-25 11:27:14 -0600 Report

Well I now check my blood sugar at least twice a day. And it's been 121, 111, so it's been pretty good.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-01-26 15:23:30 -0600 Report

Tha's a big plus! Glad to hear your checking your blood sugar. 20 years with diabetes, and I can't imagine not testing. I test 4 times per day.

amjohnson07
amjohnson07 2014-01-25 00:36:49 -0600 Report

I have gone weeks sometimes without checking my sugars. I know when my sugars are low or high too, nice to know I'm not the only one who doesn't check their sugars :-)

venis27
venis27 2014-01-24 06:57:02 -0600 Report

So good for you..I have almost developed an obsessive compulsive disorder for my glucometer..and in case I forget the kit I am going mental., totally unable to figure out whether I have 40 or 400..!good, excellent for you to be on such a state of control..!and if your a1c is good, then you are really a top ranking world class diabetic! :-) bravo!

venis27
venis27 2014-01-24 06:56:57 -0600 Report

So good for you..I have almost developed an obsessive compulsive disorder for my glucometer..and in case I forget the kit I am going mental., totally unable to figure out whether I have 40 or 400..!good, excellent for you to be on such a state of control..!and if your a1c is good, then you are really a top ranking world class diabetic! :-) bravo!

Bluegill88
Bluegill88 2014-01-22 14:19:39 -0600 Report

I check my blood every day at least four times a day. This I check at 06:30 and my A1c was 134 which is 7.3. I just check it at 14:10 and my sugar was 110, which is A1c 7.3. Will eat an half of an apple, and dinner around 1800 hours.

rdhorn
rdhorn 2014-01-21 19:19:32 -0600 Report

When I was watching my bs, my A1C was 5.5. I quit checking it on a regular basis and my last A1C was 8.3. I am now on insulin. Not checking your bs and document results is not a good idea.

brent1023
brent1023 2014-01-20 00:06:26 -0600 Report

Not good at all i check mine every 2 hrs from when i 1st test in the morning. Your risking alot by not testing we all know the complications

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-01-19 22:39:21 -0600 Report

Lets_Inspire
I would like to inspire you to check your Blood Glucose (BG) readings a minimum of 3x/day or more!

My late wife "Jem" was T1 herself and kinda thought that she knew her body well enough she could do something similar. However she also had RA and Lupis (SLE) and would need to be given either cortisone shots or prednisone pills both of which would shoot her BG up into the 300 + range (sometimes even 600 - as high as the meter would go) Since she was blind (NOT due to diabetes complications) I had to administer a sliding scale to her. When she finally came down from her hyperglycemic heights, she was usually in bed and she felt like she was having a hypo attack. I was usually asleep but would be awakened by Jem scarving carbs like she was starving. (She said she didn't want to bother me) One time she did wake me prior to her scarfing carbs binge, she woke me and I tested her. She was somewhere in the 180s (as I recall), certainly not a hypo, but she felt she was having one. (it was all I could do to convince her that she was not having a hypo and to keep her from pigging out)

I am telling you of this event to show that one cannot always go by what you think your body is telling you. One's body gets used to highs when one has them for a period of time and the body seeks to maintain that level of BG (thereby giving a false sense of hypoglycemia)

I pray this would inspire you to rely on your meter to tell you what is really going on in your body, and not merely guess

Praying God's BEST for you and yours

James Baker. .

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-01-19 19:53:07 -0600 Report

As a type 2, it's a different game. Not checking daily is not usually life or death. Now, I am not going to say that you don't "know" your body, but sometimes it tells us fibs. Your numbers that you posted sound pretty good, but there could be a lot going on during that week that your not aware of.

Since most of our tools are to help us prevent trouble, that is how I use mine. If I test and I am high or low or just in a good place, it gives me the knowledge to know what to do. If I'm high, I know I need more exercise or to evaluate what I just ate more carefully. If I'm low, I know my treatment may need a tweak. It is just a tool.

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