Hello there, I was diagnosed in August and for the first 3 months or so I was SO gung ho on getting a handle on this thing called diabetes t-2…then…it all fell apart and I went into self-pity mode and was not testing, nor taking my 10 units of insulin each night…
Now I am trying to get my act together again, and here finally is my question: so I test in morning when I first get up (5:50 am), GOT IT. But here's where I fall apart: shortly after getting up I make a coffee with half & half (no sugar) to drink on my commute to work (6:30 am); at work I have another coffee at 7:30 am (so x2 16 ozs mugs with total of 4 fl ozs of half & half). THEN: I don't actually eat anything till I start to feel hungry, usually around noon, sometimes later.
If I call my coffee breakfast, it seems silly to test at 5:45 am when I wake, and again at 6:30 "before breakfast"…and what about that second cup once I get to work?
Sorry for being so long on the post, but I just am not sure how to time my testings. My choices on my meter when I test are: no meal, before breakfast, after breakfast, before lunch, after lunch, before dinner, after dinner. If that helps any.
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