Tag Archives: Glucose Testing

Adjusting Your Correction Factor

There are many ways to dose mealtime insulin. One way, called matching insulin to carbohydrate or advanced carb counting, involves the use of two ratios. One ratio tells you how much insulin you need for a given amount of carbohydrate … Continue reading

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Blood Glucose Goals for Physical Activity

Blood glucose goals around physical activity are to avoid hypoglycemia both during and after activity, and return to target blood glucose levels following activity, as well as to avoid hyperglycemia. Your personal target blood glucose levels should be discussed with your doctor. The best way … Continue reading

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Ask Joslin: When Should I Check My Blood Sugar?

The answer depends on the medications you are taking, your current level of control and what information you are looking for.  For example, people with type 1 diabetes who take insulin four times a day need to check at least … Continue reading

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Should I Get Tested For Diabetes?

The last time the National Institutes of Health took a measurement of the diabetes epidemic in the United States, they found that of the 20.8 million Americans affected by diabetes, approximately 30% (or 6.2 million) don’t know that they have … Continue reading

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