Many people with diabetes are unsure as to how to care for their diabetes. There is often confusion surrounding blood glucose levels and how to monitor them effectively.
Good diabetes care and management is an essential part of keeping healthy for people with diabetes.
Understanding your blood glucose levels
Knowing what your blood sugar levels mean is a key part of understanding your diabetes - as well as understanding the differences between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia and their respective symptoms.
Once you get to grips with the blood glucose levels you should be aiming for, you’ll be in a better position start to make the changes that will help achieve those targets.
When you’re striving to get your blood sugar levels under control, your blood glucose meter will help to guide many of the decisions you make. Knowing what your blood sugar levels mean is a key part of understanding your diabetes.
Once you get to grips with the levels you should be aiming for, you’ll be in a better position start to make the changes that will help achieve those targets.
Choosing a blood glucose monitor
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HbA1c is a 90 day average of your blood glucose levels.
Testing before and 2 hours after a meal will give a good indication of how your blood sugar responds to that particular meal. You needn’t test in this way for every meal but it can be very useful for any meal which presents any uncertainties over how it’ll affect your sugar levels.