we are not supposed to test blood sugar unnecessarily.especially the venous .
for this they have set standards.
the world medical institutions like WHO ,ADA , the european union institutions etc.
what are these standards?
one of this is based on what they call a risk.[ and of course symptoms ,infection, impending surgery. ---------]
if you have no risk they don't recommend going on testing bs.
for a diagnosis, we are not supposed to go by ppbs. the word ppbs was coined or invented for people who take insulin, historically.
we must go by fbs, a1c, or ogtt after 75gm glucose in 300 ml of water after a fbs withdrawal of blood.
go by the sage, not by some stray dot com.
if there is absolutely no risk
then test bs ,
once in THREE years is the recommendation.
by the way i will give some risk factors.
1] being above 45 age,
2] family history.
many other factors including
overweight are tabulated elsewhere like bmi above 25.
the three years i mentioned above has been the recommendation. do not
not know if they have amended it.
any way it is not weekly.
consume balanced and calorie limited food ,normal exercise.full stop..
do not listen to the lchf propaganda in this forum.
that is only some people's private opinion. and has no scientific basis.
had there been,
some world medical body would have taken it up.
no one recommends it.