Testing for glucose levels and other self tests

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    Feeling at times feint and hypoglycemic at different parts of the day. Impacting my mood and clarity of thought. Thinking of purchasing a glucose monitor and measuring myself at fixed times during the day over a period of a few weeks. Anyone do something similar? Thoughts? What do you measure?
     
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    I just took my blood pressure with my portable blood pressure monitor. I have borderline pressure so it is relieving to see that it is nornal right now...
     


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    I'm a Type 2 diabetic, and monitor my glucose levels 3 times a day - first thing in the morning (fasting test), just before the evening meal and 2 hours after that. You look to keep your levels between 4 and 7.

    But this is an inconvenience, and not something I'd do unnecessarily. And, seriously, diabetes is not something you treat yourself for - the implications are fricking scary. If you think something is up, get to a doctor and have a proper fasting blood test done.
     


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    No I can't imagine having to prick yourself 3 times a day to be desirable. I have my blood tested twice a year and it appears whilst I am at the doctors I am fine and this is reflected in the results. I was thinking of measuring my glucose while I am living in the real world (not the Doctor's surgery) and feel the drop. Perhaps if over the course of a few weeks I am getting consistent normal readings then I can rule out fluctuations in glucose as the cause of my symptoms.
     


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    low temperature (96-97) is another sign of hypoglycemia.
     


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