I have found that to and keep my diabetes under tight control and my A1C levels below 6, I must monitor my blood glucose levels fasting in the morning and 2 hrs after lunch and supper and before my bedtime snack. That way I can plan my meals and snacks to keep my blood sugar levels within range.
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Checking your blood glucose and recording the results can help tell you how well your insulin is working. Your doctor needs to look at your blood glucose results and your record of insulin doses. Ask about when your insulin starts to work, when it works hardest and how long it lasts. Look for patterns of high and low blood glucose then make adjustments so that you are within the target range most of the time.
Keeping a record of your insulin use and blood glucose results can help you and your doctor understand how to better adjust your insulin.
Diabetic? You should take extra precautions when driving.
Check your blood glucose before you go out and at least every 4 hours after. Take you blood glucose testing supplies with you, along with a fast-acting sugar source in case you go low. While you are driving if you feel that you have low blood glucose, stop the car, treat the low and wait 45 - 60 minutes before driving again.
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