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How would I check my blood sugar levels if I have diabetes?

Testing, HbA1c. On a day to day basis, you can test your blood sugar to see how it is, both before and after meals. This will tell you both how your medication is working and how your body is responding to the food that you eat. Your physician will also do a test (hba1c) that can tell you how, on the average, your sugars have been over the past three months. Read more...
Glucometer. These are meters which use a tiny drop of blood from a finger (usually) to measure blood sugar. A lancing device comes with the meter so one can prick the finger. Read more...

If you blood sugar levels are low for a long time couldyou get diabetes?

Probably not. Low, assuming you mean low normal, blood sugars are good . Even if they go a little lower unless you have a physical problem causing them to drop down, won't harm you. Diabetes later on comes when your cells no longer know how to use Insulin that you body makes. It would be the opposite problem of a low blood sugar. Read more...
Possibly. Many years before overt diabetes starts, someone at genetic risk of diabetes can lose 'first-phase 'insulin release, resulting in an imbalance of sugar-to- Insulin levels -low blood sugar- 4-5 hours after eating, especially with sweets. Treatment is avoid sweets sometimes need to treat with dpp-4 inhibitors- safe, no undue side effects see dm specialist as most internists unaware of this. Read more...

If your blood sugar levels are low for a long time can you get diabetes?

Maybe. Diabetes is typically elevated blood glucose levels but swings can be common. Low blood sugar acutely is more dangerous that short term elevated blood sugar. Follow this closely. Read more...

When are the best times to check my blood sugar levels to manage my diabetes?

It depends! You should discuss this with your personal physician. Generally, a fasting reading is valued because it speaks to how your sugar level is after a period of overnight fasting. Other before-meal readings are also valued. Harder to remember to check are 2 hour after-meal readings, which show how a meal has affected your glucose level. If you've splurged, you may be surprised at how high it is! Read more...
Am . I have my patients check their sugar levels first thing in the monring before eating and also 2 hours after one of their meals if they're not on insulin. If they're on Insulin then it's am and before all meals and bedtime. Read more...

Is diabetes detrimental basically because elevated blood sugar levels damage organs?

Diabetes? JimM638, you've hit the nail right square on the head there ! Diabetes ( lack of endogenous insulin production from pancreas) is ALL ABOUT SUGAR CONTROL measured by average sugar level over weeks as measured by HbA1c. The goal is to keep this within normal level. That number varies from lab to lab so look at normals for lab analysing your blood.thanks. Read more...

What to do if I wanted to know at what blood sugar level (in mmol/l) will I get diabetes?

There is no. Level at which you "get" diabetes. It's a continuous progression from normal to Insulin resistance to prediabetes to diabetes. There are no sudden changes, just worsening over time. Get your education now and begin diet, exercise and weight loss before it's too late. Prevention is always better than trteatment. Read more...