Blood Sugar Monitoring
Blood sugar testing is an important part of diabetes.If you have diabetes, self-testing your blood sugar (blood glucose) can be an important tool in managing your treatment plan and preventing long-term complications of diabetes. You can test your blood sugar at home with a portable electronic device (glucose meter) that measures sugar level in a small drop of your blood. Before eating, your blood sugar should be under 100 mg/dL. 2 hours after you have eaten, your blood sugar should be at 140 mg/dL or lower. The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past 3 months. The A1C test result is reported as a percentage. The higher the percentage, the higher a person’s blood glucose levels have been. A person with Type 1 diabetes, there A1C should be below 7.
Lifestyle and Exercise
When you first get type 1 diabetes, your life will change drastically. Not only will you have to monitor your blood sugar, you will also have to watch the kind of foods you eat and how much you consume daily. With type 1 diabetes, there is no way you can get away with not monitoring what you eat at each meal, exercising, and keeping that food journal we talked about in the dietary background section. One thing you will have to keep with you at all times is sugar pills. If your blood sugar gets too low, you just take one. If you do not have any just try to keep a candy or sugary drink on you.
With type 1 diabetes, exercise is an important part of your life. Exercising will help anyone keep up with being fit, but it will help people control their diabetes and prevent long term complications. It well help you control your blood glucose. While or after your workout your blood glucose has a high chance of dropping, so you need to keep a close eye on your blood glucose. If your blood glucose is already low before you workout you should eat a snack so it doesn't drop at an alarming rate. But how high or low your blood glucose is after you exercise depends on what kind you do. Vigorous exercises might make your blood sugar drop, but not working out at all will make your blood sugar peak.
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