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Q:

My morning blood sugar is running around 125 and over 160 two hours after meals. I need to bring both doses of insulin down. What would you suggest?

Amy Campbell

A:

Your morning, or fasting blood glucose, appears to be within the target range, which, for most people with diabetes, is 70 to 130. Assuming that you are taking a long-acting insulin at bedtime, you likely don’t need to reduce your dose (unless your healthcare provider has advised you to do so). The goal for the 2-hour post-meal blood glucose for most people is less than 180 so, again, you may be within your target and do not necessarily need to reduce your mealtime insulin dose. But, if you are unsure about your blood glucose goals or have questions about your insulin dose, talk to your provider or to a diabetes educator.