If you have diabetes, checking your blood glucose may not be fun, but did you know it might improve your diabetes care? Checking blood glucose regularly can also prevent complications from diabetes. Bring a record of your blood glucose monitoring to appointments with your health care provider to help develop a personal plan for your diabetes care.
Here are the top 5 reasons you should check your blood glucose levels regularly:
- Prevent diabetes complications. Checking blood glucose levels regularly can give you an idea of where your blood glucose values are during the day. If your blood glucose values are too high you can make lifestyle changes to lower them. If blood glucose levels are too low, you can talk with your health care provider about medicine changes. A study published in Diabetologia reports almost half of adults who check blood glucose levels regularly had a large decrease in eye damage from diabetes. Checking blood glucose levels puts you in the driver’s seat of your diabetes care!