Pricking your finger and testing your blood sugar is not fun. If you are newly diabetic it can be painful, expensive, and time-consuming. Rhodes wants to encourage you to check your blood sugar as often as your doctor recommends, and perhaps even more often. Blood sugar testing is the key to good diabetes management. If […]
Low blood sugar can be extremely dangerous, and often makes you feel jittery and on edge. Rhodes recommends quick acting sugar like glucose tablets or juice to raise sugar fast, combined with stabilizing carbs, like crackers or a granola bar, to help keep blood sugar at a safe level.
Rhodes uses a continuous glucose monitor (“CGM”) to monitor his blood sugar. Inserted in his abdomen, the CGM conveys a blood sugar reading every five minutes. The monitor alerts him to upward and downward trends in blood sugar, and helps to predict and prevent serious highs and lows.