Controlling your blood glucose is very important part of managing diabetes. Regularly testing your blood glucose helps measure the effectiveness of your dietary planning, exercise and medication.
Test your Blood Sugar Level
Blood sugar testing is an essential way of keeping an eye on what’s going on and an important tool for managing your diabetes.
The blood sugar level is the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as plasma glucose level. It is expressed as millimoles per liter (mmol/l).
Normally blood glucose levels stay within narrow limits throughout the day: 4 to 8mmol/l. But they are higher after meals and usually lowest in the morning.
In diabetes the blood sugar level moves outside these limits until treated. Even with good control of diabetes, the blood sugar level will still at times drift outside this normal range.
Taking a few important steps today may greatly reduce your risk of diabetes-related diseases.