Becky McQuaid


Can you test your blood sugar too often?

Farrah M


Hi Becky and thanks for the question! The amount of testing times really varies on the individual and how well they manage their blood glucose; most importantly it is what their dr suggests and or wants them to test. I would consult your dr to see what he or she suggests would be best for you! Hope this helps!

March 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm

3 replies

imsuzie2 2013-03-13 08:49:17 -0500 Report

My diabetes educator suggested to use testing like a detective. Each week pick a meal, and just test for that meal. Test before eating it, then test again in 1 or 2 hours. If testing in 1 hour, you don't want to see a spike of more than 50 points or 30 points if testing after 2 hours. This way, you can see how what you are eating effects your blood sugar. Testing this way helps you to see how certain foods effect you.

As a side note, check out Dreamfield's pastas. Around $1.78 a package at Wal-mart and has net 5 gm of carbs per serving. S2

buongiorno 2013-03-08 08:50:13 -0600 Report

Hi, testing blood sugar has, in my 30 years, experiences 2 roles: the main one is update daily insulin therapy by reading you cecking insulin dose, type and quantity of food, type and time of phisical activity, and glicemy. Once you obtain the best result you need only to ceck glicemy 3 times a day one day per week or every 2 or 3 weeks. That's what I applied with satisfactory resultsy. In order to improve this way I have been looking for a long time a continuous blood control but no CONTINUOUS GLUCOMETER seems present on the market. THATS MY FIRST PRESENCE ON THIS SITE. HOPE ALL HAS BEEN CORRECTLY OPERATED. buongiorno