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What are some other benefits of regularly testing blood sugar?

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Regular testing can also help you avoid getting long-term health problems that can stem from the condition. Research shows that in people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, sticking to your target blood sugar and HbA1c levels makes complications less likely.

From: Home Blood Sugar Testing WebMD Medical Reference

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American Diabetes Association: "Choosing a Blood Glucose Meter." 

American Diabetes Association: "Standards of Medial Care in Diabetes -- 2014."

American Diabetes Association: A1C and eAG

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 1, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Choosing a Blood Glucose Meter." 

American Diabetes Association: "Standards of Medial Care in Diabetes -- 2014."

American Diabetes Association: A1C and eAG

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on July 1, 2019

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