I'm new here and have a question. I've been diagnosed with T2 diabetes less than a year ago. I have a strong family history of diabetes on both side but used that to do what I could and would do to prevent it. I once had a reading of 69 and the doctor said that was almost too low. I was diagnosed with T2 after being on a heavy dose of prednisone for an extended period of time. I was weaned off it and my levels still stayed high. I'm back on the prednisone (30 mg daily) and test first thing in the morning because, to me, that is when I'll get the most normal reading. Tonight I've been reading and need to know if I should be taking my reading at different times during the day? My 14 day average is 122 today. If I take it after taking the prednisone the reading will be considerably higher obviously because of the prednisone. Unless I go completely bonkers and eat way too many simple carbs my readings don't go above 200 regardless of time of day now that I'm out of the hospital and moving more. Once I'm weaned off the prednisone I will go back to testing at various times just to make sure that everything is OK. I look forward to opinions on this and any research is even more appreciated. Before reading all this tonight I was not worried about what my readings were during the day as I have a good grasp on what to eat and when. I was on metformin 1000 mg but after my most recent hospitalization I'm off that and on Levemir (38 units) and Novolog (15 units with meals).
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