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Daily testing for diabetes?

My doctor discourages daily blood glucose testing unless a patient is on insulin.  I do test occasionally (though I feel guilty when I do) and when I test I'm finding that in the a.m. (non-fasting), it's running 300 or more -- this morning it was 321.  I'm on Glipizide and Juanvia.

When it's running over 300, should I be doing something to bring it down???  What, if I've already taken my medicine for the day?

My insurance provides free test strips -- with a prescription -- which she is hesitate to write.  

Should I be concerned about this?
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Thats cool.:)
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madge, thak you for your coment, i  miss read what Goldenkatie , i thoug the person said 350 in the moring and fasting, and allso iwas going by how  y glucoise level sffects me if mine gets over 350 it puts me i n the bed. ever dibaic isnt afected the same.
One thing for sure we can agree on 350 in the AM is to high .
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I don't think its accurate to say he is going to have a stoke over 300....thats not helpful at all.
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over 300 i n the AM yuor heading for  a stroke or coma-like the others run fast to another DR!
hang in there
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There is a hormone that naturally raises morning blood sugar, its the way the body helps you to get moving in the morning. However over 300 at anytime is not good.  Try keeping watch on your carbohydrates...they will play badly with your blood sugar,  and don't feel bad to test your blood sugar, thats what the testing kit is for. I agree you need to find a new doctor. Good luck!
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Thanks.  I think I'm in the market for a new doctor.
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141598 tn?1355671763
"Should I be concerned about this?"
Yes, very much.

"My doctor discourages daily blood glucose testing.."
Nuts and quacks have many disguises, some as doctors. Please go find another doctor and get a second opinion. To discourage glucose testing is unheard of. And then to make you feel guilty? Sad. I take that back, run away from this woman doctor as fast as you can. Find one that will listen to you and treat you properly for this one isn't.

Fasting glucose over 300 is extremely high and dangerous, even more so after you've taken your meds. A good doctor will order an HgbA1c or HbA1c that measures your glucose over the past three months. This way the doctor can see what your body has been going thru and can prescribe the right medication dosage and treatment. Be sure to discuss your present medication, their doses, what you like or don't like about them, whether they are doing anything for you, and be sure to discuss any new meds the new doctor may be thinking of prescribing for you. Its time you took control of your life and get your diabetes under control.



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