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Diabetes Testing - Self Glucose Monitoring

Diabetes Testing - Self Glucose Monitoring
Photo Karen Barefoot

By Nina Nazor

Blood glucose monitoring is one of the best tools for keeping diabetes under control. Frequent testing and good record-keeping will give you and your health care team the most accurate information about your diabetes control.

Self glucose monitoring is a technique to measure your blood sugar levels that provides immediate information for the following:

  • Achieve and maintain specific blood glucose levels.
  • Prevent and detect low sugar levels and avoid severe episodes of hypoglycemia.
  • Evaluate the effect of different types of meals and physical activity on your blood glucose levels.
  • Adjust your diet, exercise and dose of medications in response to the results of your glucose monitoring.

The information in this section will help you take diabetes control in your hands at the same time that you allow you to become the most important member of your Diabetes Team. Start now!