Why do my Blood Sugars always run higher in the Morning?

Generally, glucose will be higher in the morning than at night for a few reasons:

  1. Glucose rises overnight because liver is overacting in releasing glucose from storage,
  2. We are having a dinner meal or evening snack that is high starch or high fat, which slows how quickly glucose gets absorbed, or
  3. Medications we are on at night are not enough to cover the natural rise in glucose from the above reasons.
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Glucometers and Clinically Approved Precision

Have you been seeing a range in readings? If you’ve seen your glucose range from 100 to 180 in a span of minutes, it’s likely that you got a reading that was in error. While it’s always best to double and triple check, all meters will typically have a range of 15-30 points depending on how high the true value is. This range, sadly, is still clinically approved. Take the average of the readings, if you’re curious, and that will get you closer to the lab value.

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Planning When to Check Your Glucose? Here are Some Tips!

Do you struggle with remembering to check your blood sugars? Are you not sure when the best time to check might be? Forgetting your meter at home, or interrupting an activity to check can be tiresome and inconvenient. To learn ways to effortlessly incorporate checking blood glucose into your routine, it is important to set up a plan. Continue reading “Planning When to Check Your Glucose? Here are Some Tips!”

How Many Times Can I Reuse Lancets?

Officially, all lancets are single use. Though reusing is a fact of life, and many people do it. People often do it to save money, or if they are running out and won’t be able to buy more. Just like everything else, you need to be smart and do it in moderation. For example, fine needles like ours, 30g, can be safely used only twice without causing real problems. Continue reading “How Many Times Can I Reuse Lancets?”