Manage Your Glucose Levels

Tracking your glucose levels can help you understand how certain factors like diet, exercise, and medication affect your blood sugar levels. You’ll use an electronic device called a glucose monitor to draw a drop of blood and measure sugar levels. Monitors are portable, so you can check your glucose on the go. 

Your doctor will determine your target range, as well as when and how often you should check your glucose. If you’re taking insulin, your doctor may recommend checking your glucose multiple times a day. Otherwise, you may not need to check it as frequently. Learning how to monitor your glucose might be intimidating at first, but soon it will become like brushing your teeth—a regular part of your routine.

Improve Your Blood Glucose Management

Tips to Monitor Your Blood Glucose

Monitoring your blood sugar levels is the key to almost any diabetes management plan.

What is an A1C Test?

An AC1 test allows doctors to examine glucose levels over a two-to-three month period and can be a useful tool in judging the effectiveness of a treatment plan.

Fast-Acting Glucose Meters

One of the most important medical advances in recent years was the invention of the fast-acting glucose meter.

Dealing with Hypoglycemia

Type 2 diabetics are at particular risk for hypoglycemia. Learn how to identify the symptoms of hypoglycemia and what you can do to deal it quickly and effectively.

Random Glucose Tests

Random glucose tests can be done at home, at the office, at school—almost anywhere. And they are the key to blood glucose management.

Choosing a Glucose Meter

Do brand names matter? Are there features you should look out for? How much should they cost?

The A1C Test for Diabetes

This test is not only an essential aspect of type 2 diabetes diagnosis, but a good indicator of how well you are managing your diabetes.

Checking for Ketones

Testing your urine provides you with information about your blood sugar levels, and the level of ketone bodies in your blood.

Tight Diabetes Control

Tight diabetes control isn't for everyone, but for some people, it can make a huge difference in quality of life with diabetes.

Diabetes Contact Lenses

Researchers are working on an amazing innovation in diabetes treatment: contact lenses that can detect low blood sugar levels.

Diabetes Service Dogs

You've probably heard of guide dogs for the blind, but did you know there are service dogs that can alert you to when your blood sugar levels drop?

Recent Advances in Glucose Monitoring

Researchers are hard at work trying to perfect glucose monitoring tools and devices.

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