Sugar-free isn’t the same as carb-free or calorie-free. While some sugar substitutes are carb-free, most have carbs. Sugar-free foods affect your blood sugar exactly like the sweet stuff. So read that label. Sugar alcohols are carb-heavy and cause diarrhea and stomach ache.
Best insulin injection sites: abdomen, upper arms, upper buttocks and outer thigh–all have a layer of fat to absorb insulin quickly. Fewer nerve endings make it less painful. Rotate between these spots. Ideally, inject for 10 seconds. The effect of insulin on your blood glucose levels changes based on where you inject.
Question: How often should I check my blood glucose? This depends on your diabetes medication. Consult your doctor to make a specific plan based on your health needs. Usually, if you’re not on insulin, it may be twice a day. If on insulin, at least 4 times a day.