Category Archives: Glucose monitoring

Why is my blood sugar up and down?

What causes blood sugar fluctuations? Here is Why your blood sugar might be up and down or fluctuate too much: Taking the excessive or inadequate amount of diabetes medication Changes in diet patterns or food content such as eating fried food or high carbohydrate content Change in the activity level such as starting a new […]

Why is my blood sugar high in the mornings?

Have you ever asked this question to yourself “why my blood sugar or my glucose is high in the morning”? High blood sugars in the morning are a fairly common problem that a lot of diabetic patients face on a daily basis. In the morning, almost everyone experiences a slight increase in blood sugar levels. […]

How often to check blood sugar a day? Find out now.

How often should a diabetic check blood sugars? Diabetic patients who are not using insulin should check blood sugar once or twice a day. Patients who take 3 or more injections of insulin should check blood sugars at least 4 times a day. We are going to talk about when and how often to check […]

What is normal blood sugar level for diabetics? Find out now!

Normal and diabetic blood sugar ranges Normal blood sugar levels for patients without diabetes vs normal blood sugars for patients with diabetes are totally different. “Normal” blood sugars for a diabetic and non-diabetic patient will be totally different. The same thing applies to normal or target/goal A1c levels. Even within the diabetic population, A1c goals […]

Low Blood Sugar, Everything You Need to Know!

What number is low blood sugar (glucose)? Most endocrinologists/diabetes doctors believe that below 70 mg/dl blood sugar is an alert level. Yet, clinically important biochemical low blood sugar ( hypoglycemia) is blood sugar below 54mg/dl. American Diabetes Association (ADA) has defined hypoglycemia (low blood sugar/glucose) in patients with diabetes as all episodes of an abnormally […]

Dexcom G6 cost

How much does Dexcom G6 cost? One Box of Dexcom G6 sensors cost/price: $349. It comes in 3 sensors. Each sensor lasts 10 days. Two Dexcom G6 transmitters: $475 per bundle cost/price. 1 transmitter last 90 days. Touchscreen Dexcom G6 receiver cost/price: $365. This is permanent equipment. Although you will not need a receiver if […]

Insulin Pump for Diabetes: Endocrinologist view!

What is an insulin pump? Continuous subcutaneous insulin, or the insulin pump, has gained popularity and sophistication in recent years. An insulin pump is a device that delivers insulin to the body. Some people with diabetes use an insulin pump instead of shots to get their insulin treatment. So why is an insulin pump different, […]

Hypoglycemia/low blood sugar

In this article, we will talk about hypoglycemia/low blood sugar. Low blood sugar, in other words, hypoglycemia happens when blood sugars go below a certain level. Everybody feels hypoglycemia/low blood sugar at different blood sugar levels depending on their baseline blood sugar level. We will talk about that later in this article. Medically, hypoglycemia/low blood […]

Dexcom and freestyle libre explained

How to make clinical and insulin decisions using DEXCOM CGM Or FREESTYLE LIBRE Dexcom G6, Freestyle Libre or Guardian Medtronic. No matter what system you use, you should read this blog post to understand how to correctly use your continuous glucose monitoring system (CGM). Many of you are reading this because you more than likely […]

Why bother with finger stick Glucose Testing?

Inadequate insulin or oral medication dose- this happens when patients eat more than the insulin they take can handle or not correctly counting carbs. Other medications- consult with your doctor regarding this. Stress (dehydration, etc.) More carbohydrate than normally consumed at that time   Factors Which May Lower Blood Glucose Physical activity Too much insulin […]