The Big Picture: Checking Your Blood Glucose
Blood glucose (blood sugar) monitoring is the primary tool you have to find out if your blood glucose levels are within your target range. This tells you your blood glucose level at any one time.
It’s important for blood glucose levels to stay in a healthy range. If glucose levels get too low, we can lose the ability to think and function normally. If they get too high and stay high, it can cause damage or complications to the body over the course of many years.
The logging of your results is vital. When you bring your log to your healthcare provider, you’ll have a good picture of your body''s display.
Note: All meters are slightly different, so always refer to your user''s easy to use the numbers to judge yourself. Remind yourself that tracking your blood glucose level is simply a way to know how well your diabetes care plan is working, and whether that plan may need to change.
What about urine checks for glucose?
Checking urine for ketones is important when your diabetes is out of control or when you are sick. Talk to your doctor to find out if or when you should check for ketones.