Managing diabetes

Managing diabetes

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Measuring and recording your blood glucose levels is important, as it helps you understand how your body responds to changes in insulin levels, eating patterns, physical activity and other factors.


A change in the pattern can alert you to possible problems that may need to be discussed with your diabetes health care team.


Monitoring your blood glucose levels will help you:

  • Become more confident with managing your diabetes
  • Better understand the relationship between your blood glucose levels and the amount of exercise you do, your diet and other lifestyle factors such as travel, stress and illness
  • Know immediately if your blood glucose level is too high or too low, so you can make informed decisions about eating before exercise, treating a hypo or seeking medical advice if you are sick
  • Know when to seek advice from your health care team about adjusting your insulin
  • Improve meals or snack planning when you are not achieving your glucose targets

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