Monitoring

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MONITORING Why do I need to monitor and how do I use the results?
Daily self-monitoring of blood glucose provides people with diabetes the information they need to assess how food, physical activity and medications affect their blood glucose levels. Monitoring, however, doesn’t stop there. People with diabetes also need to regularly check their blood pressure, urine ketones and weight. 

Diabetes education classes instruct patients about equipment choice and selection, timing and frequency of testing, target values, and interpretation and use of results.

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Monitoring

  1. 1. Monitoring Washington Association of Diabetes Educatorswww.DiabetesAnswers.org or www.WADEpage.org
  2. 2. What type of diabetes meter should I use?
  3. 3. Blood Glucose testing gives you apicture of your Diabetes Control140 70
  4. 4. A1c testSuggested goal: at least less then 7%
  5. 5. Blood Glucose Testing the Basics Wash hands Get a drop of bloodPlace drop on test strip Record reading
  6. 6. TAKE CARE OF YOUR METERDon’t store meter in hot, cold, or damp placesKeep meter clean and strips dryDispose of used lancets and strips properly
  7. 7. Record results in a log book
  8. 8. Testing in Pairs
  9. 9. The Importance of Postprandial Sugars
  10. 10. Find out moreWashington Association of Diabetes Educators Print handouts and view videos at: www.DiabetesAnswers.org or www.WADEpage.org

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