DiabetesSistersVoices is an online community for women living with diabetes, pre-diabetes or known to be at risk for to ask questions, share experiences and search for resources. Our goal is to provide you with a forum to talk about your health and health care needs. The voices from this community have been helping researchers to better understand what health topics are most important to women living with or at risk for diabetes and guide priorities for research on management, treatment, health services and prevention of diabetes across all phases of life - young adulthood to pregnancy to menopause to the elder years.

Type 2 and testing blood sugar

Hi everyone!

I'm new here, but I've been a type 2 diabetic for quite a few years now, but have only recently started paying close attention to my numbers. (I'm older now, and I don't want to take insulin, but I also have a binge/compulsive eating disorder that gets me in a lot of trouble with chocolate and candy.) I'm curious to know: How often do you check your blood sugar? None of the doctors I've gone to have ever made it a requirement, but I try to test it now and again, usually first thing in the morning to see my fasting numbers.I'd also like to know if any of you Type 2 are familiar with the Time in Range measurements, and do you pay attention to them?

Thanks in advance! Have a great weekend! :)


posted Sep 15 in Conversation by RaeNov (360 points)

Please log in or register to reply to this post.

3 replies

+1 like
I pretty much test daily although my Dr says a few times per week if I'm eating the same things. Occasionally I test when I wake up, before meals, and before bedtime to see what's happening. I eat small meals often ( this helps me avoid those binges) so my numbers might not be where I want them to be. I consistently test in the morning on a fast and have A1C testing done. I look for a small range of my"normal" to know I'm on track. Hope this helps.
answered Sep 19 by Madelyn (330 points)
+1 like
I check my glucose level whenever I feel sick, dizzy, and sluggish.  However, I am not good at checking when I rise in the morning.  But I do check it a number of times during the week, as instructed by my doctor.  I also have my A1C done every three months.  It's slowly going down, but at least it's going in the right direction.  I also check it when I am under a lot of stress.  I hope this is helpful.
answered Sep 19 by SaritaBWilson (380 points)
I test first thing in the morning most days. Then I test before I exercise to make sure I'm not too low for a workout (I get nauseated if I am). If I eat a new food or make a new recipe, I test after that to see how it affected me. If my morning number is good, I don't worry too much about testing the rest of the day. I test more when my morning number is high.
answered Sep 25 by sakinnaird (220 points)