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Diabetes Trivia: Blood Sugar Highs

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Name the 4 days of the year that blood sugar readings are highest...

Starting with #4...

4. New Year's Eve -- Average blood sugar reading is 131mg/dL.

3. Christmas Day -- Average blood sugar reading is 140mg/dL.

2. Halloween -- Average blood sugar reading is 158mg/dL.

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Protein, fat raise blood sugar far longer than carbs do

Posted on September 5, 2016 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

"They" say that carbs raise blood sugar and that fats and proteins don't. This study proves that "they" are wrong.

In a 2013
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A1c test: What's it all about?

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Measuring hemoglobin A1c is now considered the gold standard of figuring out who has diabetes and how bad it is. It measures the average blood sugar over the past 2-3 months. This is a routine blood test that does not require fasting. 

What it measures

The A1c measures how glycated (sugar coated) the hemoglobin molecules (oxygen carriers) are. As you know...

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Inexpensive, accurate glucometer and test strips at CVS

Posted on June 4, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (4)

You are probably paying more than a dollar per glucometer test strip. If that's the case, keep reading.

Your local CVS has their own store brand of glucometer and glucometer strips. You can buy the CVS Advanced Glucose Meter for $17.99 and 100 strips for only $22.99. That's 23 cents per strip. Compare that to $1.78 for Free Style InsuLinx strips.

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Your glucometer readings: Allowable numbers too high

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

There's a big difference between blood sugar numbers that are good and healthy and blood sugar numbers that are said to be "acceptable."


Fasting blood sugar (FBS) numbers should be between 70 and 110, and blood sugar measured 1-2 hours after a meal should be no higher than 140. Period. These are the ranges for blood sugar of a person without diabetes.

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