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Old 04-30-2020, 06:14 AM
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Default Re: fructosamine testing

A curve is good for deciding if you can adjust insulin dose. And for seeing the general sugar pattern, and where the highs and lows happen.

Fructosamine, like others said, is an average, and is a good thing to let you know if you should look into improvements. That could be insulin, food, or whatever.
Then curves would be a place to start. And home testing is crucial for getting better control of the situation.

As a diabetic myself, when my doctor does my A1c, if it's high, I know I haven't been doing a good enough job. Usually means I haven't been testing myself enough, to know that I need to make changes.
Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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