Monitoring Diabetes

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The treatment goal for diabetes is to control the blood sugar.

The only way to know if you are achieving your goal is to monitor your blood sugar and, as needed, the level of ketones.

The treatment goal for diabetes is to control the blood sugar. The only way to know if you are achieving your goal is to monitor your blood sugar and, as needed, the level of ketones.

Blood sugar monitoring is fundamental to diabetes treatment – and everyone needs to learn how to monitor and when to monitor.

In the sections below, you can learn about:

  • Goals:
    general blood glucose targets,
  • Blood glucose monitoring:
    portable meters for glucose monitoring and continuous glucose monitoring systems
  • Logbook:
    The importance of recording your blood glucose
  • A1c:
    a measure of your average blood sugars over the previous 3 months,
  • Ketones:
    how to check urine and blood ketones

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