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Why Test

Why test for diabetes

• All people with diabetes can benefit from checking their blood glucose

• Using a meter is the most accurate way to check

• Keep a log of your results and review them with your healthcare team to gauge how well your diabetes plan is working

• Blood glucose monitoring is the main tool you have to check the control you have over your diabetes. Checking tells you your blood glucose level at any one time. Also, keeping a log of your results is vital. When you bring the recorded values to your healthcare provider, you are able to maintain a good understanding of your body's response to your diabetes care plan.







Source: American Diabetes Association, available at