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What can glucose meters tell me about my diabetes?

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By using the results from a glucose monitor, you can make daily adjustments in:

These results from the meter can be saved and shown to your doctor at each office visit. Your doctor and diabetes educator can then more easily guide you in learning how to respond to blood glucose changes with insulin and diet.

  • The medications you take -- for instance, how much insulin you need
  • Your dietary choices -- counting carbs
  • Your exercise regimen
  • Physical activities

SOURCES:

FDA: "Glucose Meters and Diabetes Management."

American Diabetes Association: "Insulin Storage and Syringe Safety Information."

The Hormone Foundation: "Diabetes Lifestyle and Prevention."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA: "Glucose Meters and Diabetes Management."

American Diabetes Association: "Insulin Storage and Syringe Safety Information."

The Hormone Foundation: "Diabetes Lifestyle and Prevention."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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