Sugar seems harmless enough when it in front of our eyes. But when too much of it from the food you eat stays in your blood for a long period of time, it can affect your nerve, your kidney, and even your eyes.
When you living with diabetes, a number are especially important too. Blood sugar numbers. They are what you use to figure out the how your diabetes is being managed.
THEY ARE TWO TYPES OF BLOOD SUGAR NUMBERS
- THE DAILY BLOOD SUGAR NUMBER YOU MEASURE WITH BLOOD SUGAR METER AND RECORDED YOURSELF.
Checking your blood sugar tells you(daily number)
- If your diabetes medicines are working properly.
- If food, physical activity, and stress affects your blood
Checking your blood sugar with a blood glucose meter is a way for you to see how your body is running.you can get a great idea of information from a just tiny drop of blood. most blood glucose meters are small, portable and show blood sugar reading on the digital display in a specific unit of measurement. Even a small change in your blood sugar level makes a great difference.
There are many types of blood sugar meter on the market if you need help picking out, talk to your doctors or pharmacist.
The time you measure are important too, your health care provider may tell you to measure your blood sugar at particular times.
FPG( FASTING PLASMA GLUCOSE)
FPG is measured first thing in the morning, at least, 8hr since your last meal. The FPG test shows your blood sugar level when you don’t have food in your system. Its goal base level reading.
it must be 100mg/deciliter less than 126mg/dl
Be sure to discuss your specific FPG with your health care provider.
PPG(POSTPARDINAL PLASMA GLUCOSE)
It’s important also to check your blood sugar after 1 or 2 meals a day.
This reading called PPG. After the meal, it should measure 1 or 2 hours after the start of the meal. Your PPG test shows how you just ate has affected your blood sugar level.
It must be below 180mg/dl
By writing them down in your diaries,you ‘ll start to notice the pattern. How food and activities affecting your number.it’s very important material for you and your health care team to figure out, whats working and whats not.
Ask your doctor how often you need to check blood sugar level.
- LONG TERM BLOOD SUGAR MEASUREMENT, CALLED A1C. RECORDED AT EITHER IN YOUR DOCTORS OFFICE OR IN LAB.
But it’s also important to take a long-term look at your numbers.
It gives your health care center a bigger picture of how your blood sugar level can be controlled. Which is short of hemoglobin level in your blood for the attachment of glucose. This increased level of glucose can be controlled in blood through this test.
It must be 5.7mg/dl less than 6.4mg/dl
And another test for diabetes
- RANDOM PLASMA TEST( 200mg/dl)
- OGTT( ORAL GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST)
Do contact your health care provider for right assistance.
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