Blood Sugar Testing

As mentioned in our section, “Blood Sugar Control”, a major factor in effective diabetes management is regular testing. To be certain how various foods, activities/exercises, medications, etc affect your blood sugar, you must test and retest. This is not based on which type you are dealing with. Type 1 and Type 2 are both subject to this process. Your proper goals should be based on this, along with direction from your doctor. To ensure the plan you have set is the best for you, be sure to test… and test often. You also need to make sure you schedule regular appointments to check your A1c results. With this giving an accurate account of where your blood sugar levels are averaging over a certain period of time, is the best way to monitor how you are doing. As stated before, you want to try and keep your A1c below 7.

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