Blood Glucose Numbers – ADA and ACE
Different bodies give different recommended blood glucose levels. For example, the ADA (American Diabetes Association) numbers are different from that of the ACE (American College of Endocrinology). Apparently, the ACE are stricter than the ADA in its recommendations. So, which guideline should you use? It is best to consult your medical practitioner which target is suitable for you.
How often should you test your blood glucose levels each day?
To understand how you can have good control over your blood glucose levels, it is necessary to know the levels of blood glucose at different times of the day. Blood glucose level ought to be checked upon awakening, two hours post-meals and just before you retire for the night. Pre-exercise, during exercise and post exercise tests, specifically for activity which involves more energy or when you believe your blood could be too high or too low are also times recommended for testing your blood glucose.(see Blood Sugar Testing -What You Should Know?)