Hello agian everyone!
Hope I'm not bothering any of you with my questions but I have so many as a newly diagnosed and this is the first community I found that I feel comfortable with sharing and asking in. I was diagnosed Febuary 8th by being admited to the hospital DKA and spent untill Febuary 12th in ICU released from the hospital Feb 13th Just intime for the "sweetest" Holiday of the year. Since than I have used quite a few test strips and the financal strain is starting to set in.
My question is how often should you test? I know before meals and after meals first thing in the AM and before you go to sleep but what if I'm high and I take a correction dose? Do I check 2 hours after like I would when eating? I am adjust to insulin and there have been days where I have taken a correction dose and a hour after the dose been 50+ points higher. My first PCP appointment is tomorrow and I have a very extensive log kept of the days between my hospital release and now so I know it will get better I am just looking for some guidlines others have used to prevent over checking and to make sure I am not underchecking.
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