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Gestational Diabetes – How Often Should I Check My Blood Sugars? You know you have to check them, right? I read a Facebook post yesterday where a woman wrote that she was afraid to check them. Let’s think about that, shall we? I mean, I am afraid of a lot of things. Data is not one of them. And, that is what you are gathering. It might feel like a judgment against you, especially if you have not been following a healthy gestational diabetes meal plan. If you have been snacking too much, or eating too big of portions. But the damage is already done and you are already making it worse by ignoring it. Sticking your head in the sand doesn’t make it any better. Face up to it. Ok, now that I have that off my chest, I want to talk about how often to check your blood sugars. First of all, make sure you know what your doctor or dietitian wants you to do. Best practice in the beginning when you are still learning – and if you have to take insulin – is 4 times a day. When you wake up One hour after you start eating breakfast One hour after you start eating lunch One hour after you start eating supper *Any time you feel “funny” or different. You need to check your blood sugar at least once a day after you are past the early stages and are well balanced. If your doctor wants more – do it. If you end up checking it once per day, vary the time that you check it so you get a good idea of where it’s at throughout the day. Our bodies handle sugar and insulin different depending on a lot of things. Best that you understand your body, because it’s different than other pregnant and gestational diabetic women. In the morning, you may have what is called a “dawn phenomenon“…… To continue reading the rest of this article please click here http://www.gestationaldiabeticdiethq.com/gestational-diabetes-how-often-should-i-check-my-blood-sugars/

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Gestational Diabetes – How Often Should I Check My Blood Sugars  

Gestational Diabetes How Often Should I Check My Blood Sugars

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