Re: New here
- From: "hemyd" <myd!!!hen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 16:00:15 +1000
"outsider" <outsider@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On 9/17/2011 4:25 PM, lisa in mass. wrote:
After an occasional high reading in ERs, though more often
normal, I felt awful one morning and went to see my doctor.
Amongst the bloodwork, it was found that my BG was 36 mg/dL. No
wonder I felt horrible.
He prescribed me a meter, and said to watch my hypoglycemia a
few times per day. It doesn't work to give someone who's still a
biologist at heart a new toy and tell them to look on occasion.
It's been running, in the 24 hours since I've had the meter,
between 60 and 150 mg/dL. I have no idea what this means, but
doesn't sound very good to me.
I figured I'd ask a couple of questions here before I run out of
all my test strips "playing" with the thing.
Questions from an utter newbie:
How far do I expect it to swing? I can have "fun" with the meter
and watch the numbers rise and fall, but what's my reference
When do people generally check their sugar? I could graph it for
a few days, but would like to know the norm. If I'm looking for
low readings, I want to check before breakfast. But when else,
to give an overall picture?
The flack brought about by opposing viewpoints will soon take over
this thread, but in the meanwhile here's a quick and simple
discussion. You'll be able to do your own searching sooner than
Since I found the book, I've always recommended
Best of luck with management and control of diabetes!
I suggest you stay with this newsgroup, Lisa. You'll soo be able to tell the
difference between the reputable posters who speak from experience and
knowledge, the quacks and crackpots, the scammers, and those who for one
reason or another are simply here to try to sabotage the newsgroup for what
it is - a group of good people, fellow diabetics, sharing their experiences
and knowledge for the benefit of others.
I suggest, as with anything, listen to all opinions, look up the reputable
sites, then make up your mind accordingly.
Above all, don't go into denial about any problem you have.
Age 63, Diagnosed Type 2 in 1995
Had Type 2 since 1975.
On medication, diet, and exercise.
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