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Old 06-01-2018, 16:58   #1
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Do you still check your blood sugar levels more than 1x per day?

Why? Why not?

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I check it at least twice a day, sometimes more. I like to be in control, plus I'm a little OCD. Knowledge is power!

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Old 06-01-2018, 21:24   #3
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I likely check more often than I need to anymore.

For me, I think it is about accountability and a fear of getting off track.

Lately, my numbers are so consistent that I could get away with less often.

Maybe I just like seeing the amazing numbers.

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I'm checking right away in the mornings and I check just before I go to bed. As part of the "getting back on track" thread I'm trying to figure out what gives me the lowest FBG numbers: no food after x pm; snack with a little protein in it before sleep; even whether a little whiskey in the evening affects the numbers.

I've figured out a few carbs at o'dark thirty in the morning cuts down my FBG. But I'm still plotting the curve between the bedtime reading and the morning reading because I want to know why the number varies (if indeed it is at all within my control).

I also do some random spot-checking to make sure I'm on track. I pretty much eat the same foods (or kinds of foods) so I'm not learning tons from testing so often. It's the rare occasion (like today's lunch out at a new place) that makes me want to know if I guessed right in serving myself.

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The first couple of months I used to check my BG 12-16 times every day. I was learning about my body's response to various ingredients and quantities.

For another couple of months it was 5-6 times a day. Now I usually do it 1-2 times a day.

However, it also happens that I don't check my BG for two or three days straight; depends of what and how much I eat, knowing well numbers will be acceptably low.

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I tend to check it 2 or 3 times per day, and that is a good thing for me. I am prone to going on binges, and my BS spikes. And then I will go all day and not realize that it is 300.

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I sometimes go a week without checking, and every time I do that, I find the next time I do check, my BGL is high. Because I dropped off the wagon "if I cant see it, it doesnt exist"... I should still be checking at least twice a day because I can't be trusted to stay well behaved. I do check if I am planning to have carbs in abnormal quantities. For example, on Friday, I went to a friend's house to do some time fixing her iMac, and she made scones, which we had with jam and cream, and as a result, we (she, her sister, and I) are now going to be having morning tea every Friday. So I will be taking my goodies to her house and having a jab to cover the indulgence.

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I think that is why I keep checking every day. It helps keep me accountable, which helps keep me on track.

I won't have today's average until after midnight but here is from yesterday.

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This is what keeps me motivated.

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I'm checking my numbers at least twice a day. My numbers are all over the place and I'm getting more and more frustrated. I'm making new discoveries about what affects my numbers, such as some of my medications seem to raise my blood sugar. Throw in some unexpected stress, even studying and my numbers go crazy.

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I check mine about 5 - 6 times per day. When I fast I check it less often as my BGs generally don't fluctuate all that much when I'm not eating anything.

My health plan covers my test strips 100% - if it didn't I would not be testing myself with as much frequency - that's for sure.

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