Living with diabetes can be a challenge. But maintaining close-to-normal levels of blood sugar has been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes-related problems. Therefore, monitoring your blood sugar levels with a blood glucose meter is important in managing diabetes.
Checking Your Blood Glucose
Regular blood glucose checks and consistent record-keeping give you a good picture of where you are in your diabetes care. Checks tell you how often your blood glucose levels are in your target range. Your target range is a personalized blood glucose range that you set with your doctor.
Once you know how often and when to check, stick to the schedule and check at those times each day. Keep a daily log recording your levels. Then take your log with you when you visit your doctor or other members of your diabetes care team. The information in the log will help them answer your questions.
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