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A 21-year-old member asked:

What do i look for when i test my blood sugar?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Depends when you ate: Check with your health care provider what your individual goals should be. Usually when you haven't eaten for 6 hours or more the levels should be in the 80-100 range. If you test 1-2 hours after a good sized meal, it would be more like 140-160. This would be for someone with their diabetes under good control.
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Dr. Farah Khatoon
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
60-140: Fasting less than 110. After meal less than 140.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Should I test my blood sugar if I think I have diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: This is the only way to know if you indeed have "sugar" problems. If the numbers are high, see your doc for confirmatory tests.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Are there any painless ways to test blood sugar?

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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Alternate sites: Many blood sugar monitors available today offer what is called alternate site testing that allows persons to test in places besides fingers. Certain sites may be less uncomfortable than others.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the most reliable way to test my blood sugar?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Laboratory, but: Laboratory determined blood glucose is the best as long as the blood is spun immidiately(separate cell from serum)or is collected in a specil tube where red cells are destroyed, because red cell will continue to break down glucose if not processed immidiately. On the other hand, home blood glucose monitors are also quite reliable specially for day to day decision making.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the best time to test your blood sugar?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
AM and PM: If you doctor wants you to check your sugars daily, you should at least check first thing in the morning (fasting) and 2 hours after your evening meal. Theoretically this will give the highest and lowest sugars of the day. If you take meds or shots with meals, checking sugars before each meal is also important.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there anyway to test blood sugar without using blood?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Not really: Blood sugar is just that blood sugar, even the constant glucose monitors which rely on a sensor inserted subcutaneously under the skin) require you to do blood suger at least twice a day to calibrate the sensor. All other methods using technology to try to get an aproximation like infrared dispersion have not been reliable enough.
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