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@NYJenn how much time passed since you ate (or drank something caloric) and when you took this reading?

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51 minutes ago, NYJenn said:
54 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:




Did you test close to a meal time?

No 😕

Try again, same reading I would tell my physician & request a fasted blood glucose test to see what's going on

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When is the best time to get a reading? First thing I. The morning? After a meal?
This reading was about 2-3 hours after a snack.

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1 minute ago, NYJenn said:

When is the best time to get a reading? First thing I. The morning? After a meal?
This reading was about 2-3 hours after a snack.

I have no clue. I have never needed to self test my levels.

I do know that when I do it medically by lab order its always in a fasted state.

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This morning it was 97 after 12+ hours of fasting. The nurse wants me to keep a really good record of fluids/food this week and cont monitoring my blood sugar.

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1 minute ago, NYJenn said:

This morning it was 97 after 12+ hours of fasting. The nurse wants me to keep a really good record of fluids/food this week and cont monitoring my blood sugar.

Dang girl!! So you calibrated your glucometer, right?

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Calibrated? I don’t know, I followed all the directions exactly right. I’ll look through the paperwork again in the morning though to make sure I didn’t miss something

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So you should start a 2 week log. (I think you are probably fine btw...but, JIC.)

Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG) every morning before you eat, drink, or move around a lot. As soon as you wake and do it the say way every day.

Then you would pick 1 meal out of each day and test prior to eating. Then you "can" test at 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours...but that's a little extreme and expensive. So the experts tell you, take 1 reading before the meal (pre-prandial), then take it again at the 2 hour mark after consuming the last bite (post-prandial). Your blood sugar should be back to normal (pre-prandial) levels at 2 hours after the meal and it should not be in the diabetic range.

Pre-diabetic range (110-125) generally (FBG)

Diabetic range (126) and beyond (FBG)

Things that affect blood sugar:

food

drinks

sugar free items of food or liquid

medicine

exercise

stress

sickness

fasting

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