Type 2 Diabetes
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.