|Posted on February 19, 2018 at 12:50 AM||comments (1)|
Name the 4 days of the year that blood sugar readings are highest...
Starting with #4...
4. New Year's Eve -- Average blood sugar reading is 131mg/dL.
3. Christmas Day -- Average blood sugar reading is 140mg/dL.
2. Halloween -- Average blood sugar reading is 158mg/dL.... Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 5, 2016 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on March 29, 2016 at 3:10 AM||comments (0)|
Measuring hemoglobin A1c is now considered the gold standard of figuring out who has diabetes and how bad it is. It measures the average blood sugar over the past 2-3 months. This is a routine blood test that does not require fasting.
What it measures
The A1c measures how glycated (sugar coated) the hemoglobin molecules (oxygen carriers) are. As you know...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 4, 2015 at 2:10 PM||comments (2)|
You are probably paying more than a dollar per glucometer test strip. If that's the case, keep reading.
Your local CVS has their own store brand of glucometer and glucometer strips. You can buy the CVS Advanced Glucose Meter for $17.99 and 100 strips for only $22.99. That's 23 cents per strip. Compare that to $1.78 for Free Style InsuLinx strips.
|Posted on February 12, 2015 at 6:35 PM||comments (0)|
There's a big difference between blood sugar numbers that are good and healthy and blood sugar numbers that are said to be "acceptable."
Fasting blood sugar (FBS) numbers should be between 70 and 110, and blood sugar measured 1-2 hours after a meal should be no higher than 140. Period. These are the ranges for blood sugar of a person without diabetes.Read Full Post »