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What Is The "correct" Times To Do A Test?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

I do my first FBG around 7am and my evening test 2 hours after dinner. The FBG is around 6 to upper 7's. The evening is between 9 and 11. As I'm very new to all this, I go through what I've eaten during the day and "finding" the culprits lol. Also, some times i found an urge for a snack between meals. I try to snack healthy. I luckely dont have a sweet tooth, so sweets is not the problem. I sometimes think just because i now have to be careful what i eat, I'm constantly just want to… read more

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Any Certain Testers More Accurate Than Others?
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I have two testers. One is always around 20 points higher than the other. I test at the same time with the same finger. Is there one tester more accurate than another?

A DiabetesTeam Member

I use spends but only for my cereal but if I have a coffee I have the tip of a teaspoon of sugar.

How Many Of You All Have To See Specialist,for Diabetes Related Complications?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

In the past I have seen GI specialist, Orthopedic for frozen shoulder, Neurosurgeon for bulging disc and a Neurologist for nerve pain. I feel like I'm on the right track now. My numbers are good. Try to keep those numbers in tight range,to avoid complications.

A DiabetesTeam Member

Too right @A DiabetesTeam Member.

Any Smart Watch To Recomend For Measuring Blood Glucose
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I personally would not rely on ECG for cardiac monitoring. Your basic vitals are no problem but I feel cardiac monitoring, especially ECG should be off limits. To many critical variables in cardiac… read more

Does Your Sweat Or Urine Ever Smell Like Ammonia?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

Anyone who has cats is more than familiar with ammonia odour that comes from the litter box.

If you occasionally detect the same kind of “kitty litter smell” from your sweaty clothes, shoes or a trip to the bathroom, it is likely caused because, as a diabetic, you are “successfully” following a Low Carb diet.

Our bodies want to burn carbohydrates (converted to blood sugar) for fuel because they are the “easiest” (thing) to metabolize into sugar.

But particularly if we eat low carb and are… read more

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Thank you Graham for the info, now I know what look out for, much appreciated. Tc🤗

Can Non-medicated People On Low Carb/ Limited Calorie Intake Get Too Low Bg?
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Once or twice, over the past 2 months, I felt light-headed and unwell. I took my bg and had numbers in the low 60's. What does this mean and is it healthy and normal? Is it simply a matter of my body adjusting to my new 1500 calorie/50-70 carbs eating regimen? Before making these changes, I ate a steady supply (over-abundance) of calories, fats and carbs and so never felt light-headed. Also, often I can't eat the full 1500 calories without exceeding my carb and cholesterol limits, so sometimes… read more

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Jennifer, I take my time and walk in my community with my gospel music usually on the weekends of 5,000 steps. During the week I walk, work with my mobile infants who are walking so I'm always moving… read more

Good DayHope All Are WellI Would Like To Know Why My Sugar Levels Go High When I Dont Eat.
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have been trying to fast and every morning after waking up, my sugar is 6.5 or 6.7. I thought my sugar will go down if i dont have a snack the night before, but it goes up and when i have the snack, my sugar is 5.5 or 5.7 in the morning. I have No sugar, on no medications, very low carbs.

A DiabetesTeam Member

Thanks Graham. I need to do some more in-depth reading on diabetes.

How Does Low Sugar Numbers Affect You As You Sleep ?
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When I woke up this morning I knew my sugar number was low because I was very nervous and the light was affecting my eyes , but I was wondering what would happen while I slept . My number was 66

A DiabetesTeam Member

Normally, with low sugar at night you will be sweating!

Fasting Blood Sugar
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We may have already answered this but my fasting blood sugar is always below 6. However today it was 6.1. I seemed to eat the way I normally do with carbs under a 100, steps of 11,000, and no evening snack. However I did wake up early and just stayed in bed for awhile. I did have a medium size apple in the afternoon. Baked chicken for dinner and green beans. But today I was at 127 fbs. Usually in the low 100’s or 90’s. But now that I think of it I may have missed taking my metformin. I did take… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member

Thanks Graham. Appreciate your answer.

How Worried Should I Be If My Blood Sugar Goes LOW?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

For many of us we are constantly dealing with High sugars so when we see an unexpected Low it kinda freaks us out and we may tend to over-react.

First we need to understand what is "low" and what is "dangerously low".

Simply "low" is defined as any blood sugar level below 4.0 mmols or 70-72 points.

Dangerously Low is loosely defined as below 3.0 mmols or 55 points

If you drop below 2.0 mmols or 35 points you won't need to take any action because you will be Brain Dead.

So yes, there is low… read more

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I heard a trick to control tendancy to sabbotage the diet. U need to refocus yourself mentally. In your imagination, create an ugly skull & crossbones figure, more yucky the better. This figure… read more