Because you have
diabetes, you need to know when your blood sugar level
is outside the target range for your body. Fortunately, you can see what your
blood sugar level is anywhere and anytime by using a home blood sugar meter
(blood glucose meter). Using the meter, you can find out what your blood sugar
level is quickly.
Knowing your blood sugar level
helps you treat low or high blood sugar before it becomes an emergency. It also
helps you know how exercise and food affect your blood sugar and how much
short-acting insulin (if you take insulin) to take. Most importantly, it helps
you feel more in control as you manage life with diabetes.
keys to success in monitoring your blood sugar anywhere are:
- Keeping your meter and supplies with you at all
times so that you always have them when you need them.
- Making it a
habit to check your blood sugar level by building it into your
- Checking your blood sugar meter's accuracy when you visit
your doctor by comparing your results with your doctor's results.
How to test your blood sugar