What you need to know about checking your blood sugar

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I haven’t posted anything in a while because I’ve been away on vacation, but I did write two articles just before I left that are well worth a look if you haven’t seen them. 

Both articles are about our blood glucose meters, why they give us the numbers they do, and why that’s critical to managing your blood sugar. What you should notice in the picture above is almost all the meters show different numbers on them ranging from 99 mg/dl to 118 mg/dl. I took my blood sugar on all of them at the same time and with the same drop of blood.

You’ll find the post about what other things are just as important as our glucose numbers in managing our blood sugar in the article, “Meter Accuracy Counts More — and Less — Than You Think” on the Huffington Post and information about how meters really work in, “Why Meters Can’t Tell Us Our Blood Sugar Levels” on DiabetesMine.com. Be prepared to be surprised. 

On the vacation note, sad to say, I returned on crutches. While taking a lovely walk through the charming town of Leiden in the Netherlands, I tripped over a cobblestone curb and ended up with a sprained ankle. 

More on that in the next few days.

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