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Blood testing is big part of diabetes

August 4, 2010
Nancy Yergin, RD Cooperative Extension

Most people have daily rituals that help them define tasks to be accomplished. My day usually starts off before dawn by feeding my beagle her morning ration and then brewing a small pot of coffee. The next step is checking my blood glucose so that just as the coffee is brewed, I also know how my fasting blood sugar measures up to my expectations. Usually, the number on the meter is quite acceptable - and assures me that my body is working properly on the fuel (food) I put in it. I have Type 2 diabetes and self-testing is one way I keep track of this increasingly common metabolic disease.



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