Ask 100 people with diabetes why they skip blood sugar tests and you’ll only come up with a handful of different answers.
We all know what we should do. We know we should get 8 hours of sleep every night. We should regularly change the oil in our car. We should pay more attention to world events. However, knowing and doing are very different things.
But What About Checking Sugar Levels?
Blood glucose monitoring shows you the effect of the food you eat, how exercise affects you, and how the medication is working. Blood glucose monitoring is essential to anyone with diabetes, and can help you:
- Keep your blood glucose within a healthy range
- Fine-tune your meals, medication, or activities
- Provide helpful information to your healthcare team
- Reduce your risk of other health problems associated with diabetes
- Keeping your blood glucose within the target ranges recommended by your healthcare provider can actually make a difference in how well you feel throughout the day.
Checking your blood glucose in a STRUCTURED manner is also referred to as MEANINGFUL MONITORING. This implies that one checks blood glucose at the right times, in the right situations, and frequently enough to generate useful information.
The results of self-monitoring can help guide you and your healthcare team to adjust the many parts of your therapy. Always consult with your Healthcare Professional to agree on a Structured Testing plan tailored to you!
A smart way to monitor your blood sugar and to identify possible trends is as easy as connecting the dots! There are a number of tools that you can use to help you establish a checking routine and to spot patterns.
The mySugr app removes the burden of managing diabetes by having all your therapy information readily available. It allows for automatic blood sugar tracking, food, and medication logging as well as activity tracking. Along with numerous other features, it provides downloadable reports to share with caregivers or healthcare providers. The mySugr app is available on most smartphones* and is trusted by more than 3,000,000 people with diabetes worldwide!
Pair the mySugr app with a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meter such as the Accu-Chek® Instant meter, and automatically capture your readings.
For more information: accu-chek.com.pk/mysugrapp
The Accu-Chek® 360° View 3-day profile tool is an easy-to-use tool that helps you and your doctor see how well your blood sugar is under control. You can see the effect of your meals on your blood sugar, and how well your diabetes therapy is working. Click here to access/download the Accu-Chek 360 View 3-day profile tool. Download now: accu-chek.com.pk/360papertool
Utilize one of these tools today and see for yourself how structured testing and testing with a purpose can make a difference to your diabetes management.
Good sugar control is like money in the bank. If you can make a deposit every day, excellent. But even if you start depositing money later in life or if you can’t add money every day, what you can do is still worthwhile. Every single day that you manage your sugar well makes a little bit more difference in your long-term health.
Book an appointment now, to answer all your queries. You can book an appointment with the top Diabetologists through Marham by calling at Marham helpline: 0311-1222398 or by online booking facility through the website or Marham mobile app.
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