Managing your blood sugarHyperglycemia - control; Hypoglycemia - control; Diabetes - blood sugar control; Blood glucose - managing
When you have diabetes, you should have good control of your blood sugar. If your blood sugar is not controlled, serious health problems called complications can happen to your body. Learn how to manage your blood sugar so that you can stay as healthy as possible.
What can diabetes treatment help you do?
To manage diabetes, you need to learn how to:
You should test your blood sugar:
Your doctor can give you a blood test to check the overall control of your diabetes.
Which situation does NOTrequire you to test your blood sugar more often?
How many days should you wait before calling your healthcare provider when your blood sugar level is higher than your goal?
Testing your blood sugar helps you:
What should your LDL, or bad, cholesterol level be if you don't have any heart problems?
Which is a good blood pressure goal for most people with diabetes?
Which of the following will NOT help keep your feet healthy:
If you have diabetes, how often should you see your doctor?
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