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10 Signs Your Insulin Doses Aren't Optimal

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Blood vile and blood sugar tracking chart.
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Frequent spelled out with letter blocks.
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Low blood sugars every day


Man hold glucometer with high blood sugar reading.
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And of course, the same goes for highs


Man midnight snacking at refrigerator.
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Frequently binge-eating to treat lows


HbA1c blood test viles
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If your A1c is over 8 percent


Dinner plate with alarm clock on it.
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How to test your basal rate


HbA1C blood vile held by blue gloved hand.
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If your A1c is between 7 to 8 percent


Bread with magnifying glass with nutritional information
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How to determine your ‘insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio’


Red flag emergency button.
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Correcting highs and plummeting low


Many sticky note crumbled up, with one whole sticky note reading "Try Again!"
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The second cause of lows after trying to correct highs


Ginger Vieira

Ginger Vieira

@GingerVieira

Ginger Vieira has lived with Type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease since 1999, and fibromyalgia since 2014. She is the author of Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes, Dealing with Diabetes Burnout, Emotional Eating with Diabetes, and Your Diabetes Science Experiment. Ginger contributes regularly for Diabetes Strong, Healthline, HealthCentral, DiabetesDaily, EverydayHealth, and her YouTube channel. Her background includes a B.S. in professional writing, certifications in cognitive coaching, Ashtanga yoga, and personal training, with several records in drug-free powerlifting. She lives in Vermont with her husband, their two daughters, and their dog, Pedro.