If you have diabetes, it is important to monitor your condition and prevent serious complications by checking your blood glucose (blood sugar).
Since all meters to test your blood glucose are different, follow your doctor’s guidance on which device is best for you, and consult your user’s manual for specific instructions.1
Keeping a log of blood glucose results for your doctor will help indicate your body’s response to your diabetes care plan.
Blood tests, such as A1C, are different than daily at-home diabetes testing, and measure blood sugar levels for the past 3 months to ensure a healthy range.
Comprehensive eye exams may help prevent any blood pressure issues from leading to eye swelling or blurred vision. 2
You’re not in this alone. There are people and tools available to help you with your diabetic needs. Follow these tips to help you live with diabetes:
Most importantly, follow your doctor’s advice and contact him or her if something doesn’t seem quite right.
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¹ “Checking Your Blood Glucose,” American Diabetes Association, last accessed August 7, 2017, http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/blood-glucose-control/checking-your-blood-glucose.html.
² “3 Diabetes Tests You Must Have,” WebMD, last accessed August 7, 2017, http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/features/three-medical-tests-for-diabetes-patients#1.