Checking your blood glucose with purpose is imperative; we learn why and how to ensure meaningful monitoring.
It’s likely that your healthcare team has talked to you about the importance of monitoring your blood glucose. Unfortunately, many people don’t realise just how much valuable information they can learn from these results.
Blood glucose monitoring shows you the effect of the food you eat, how exercise affects you and how medication is working. Blood glucose monitoring is essential to anyone with diabetes, and can help:
- 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.
What is meaningful monitoring?
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.
What tools are available to help me monitor and understand my blood glucose test results better?
A smart way to monitor your blood glucose 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 glucose 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 000000 people with diabetes worldwide.1
Pair the mySugr app with a Bluetooth enabled blood glucose meter, such as the Accu-Chek® Instant meter, and automatically capture your readings.
- The Accu-Chek® 360° View 3-day Profile is an easy-to-use tool that helps you and your doctor see how well your blood glucose is under control. You can see the effect of your meals on your blood glucose, and how well your diabetes therapy is working.2
Click here to access/download the Accu-Chek 360 View 3-day profile tool. Show the tool to your healthcare Provider if you need help filling it in.
The Accu-Chek 360° Testing In Pair’s is an easy-before-and-after tool to help you discover that what you do affects your blood glucose.
Click here to access/download the Accu-Chek Testing in Pairs tool. Show the tool to your Healthcare Provider if you need help filling it in.
Utilise 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.
For more information, contact your healthcare professional.
- mySugr Internal Data on File: March 2021
- Polonsky WH, Fisher L, Schikman CH, Hinnen DA, Parkin CG, Jelsovsky Z, et al. Structured Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Significantly Reduces A1C Levels in Poorly Controlled, Noninsulin-Treated Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the Structured Testing Program study. Diabetes Care. 2011;34(2):262–7.
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