Blood Sugar Levels
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Keep a blood sugar log and review it
Checking your blood sugar levels is important in helping you reach your blood
sugar goals. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how often and when
to check. You can use our blood sugar log
to keep a record of your results. You’ll then have a picture of your body’s response
to your diabetes treatment plan that will help your doctor better understand how your treatment
For example, if your readings are higher than what your doctor recommends, you may need to:
- Reduce the amount of food you are eating
- Increase your physical activity
- Ask your doctor about adjusting your treatment plan
Review your blood sugar log often to see how food, activity, and stress affect your blood glucose readings. If you keep seeing the same patterns — for instance, if your levels are too high or too low — it might be time to find a plan that works better for you. Work with your doctor to understand what these patterns mean and how they may affect your treatment plan.
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Take Your Medicine as Prescribed
For your diabetes, your doctor probably has prescribed a healthy diet, exercise, and oral medications. It is important to follow your treatment plan, including taking all medications prescribed, to help control your blood sugar.
Plan Your Meals
Controlling your carbohydrates is one way to help control your blood sugar.
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Be Physically Active
Adding regular physical activity to your meal plan and medications can help control your blood sugar levels. Sometimes it helps to have the support of your friends or family members to keep you motivated. Let your healthcare team know before you start, stop, or increase your physical activity levels.
Monitor and Record Your Blood Sugar Levels
Regular monitoring of your blood sugar levels helps you and your healthcare team to find the right balance of diet, physical activity, and medication to meet your A1C goals.
Talk With Your Healthcare Team Regularly
You play an important role in your diabetes care. Always keep scheduled appointments, and keep your healthcare team informed of changes in your life that may affect your blood sugar. It’s not only important to you but to those who care about you.
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