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Why is testing blood sugar regularly important for people with diabetes?

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Everyone with diabetes should test their blood sugar (glucose) levels regularly. Knowing the results lets you tweak your strategy for keeping the disease in check, as needed.

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 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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