Blood Glucose Basics
What you need to know about monitoring blood sugar
You may have been advised by your healthcare team to perform daily monitoring
of your blood sugar levels. This may include checking your levels multiple times
a day. For many people who have diabetes, daily monitoring is important to help manage
blood sugar and meet blood sugar level goals.
To help you along this journey, we want to help you understand the importance of
why we monitor blood
sugar. Your healthcare team has likely given you an A1C test, as well.
Find out why this is a key test in assessing overall blood sugar control with understanding the A1C.
Once you begin monitoring your blood sugar, you may want to know when to
check blood sugar levels and how often to check blood sugar levels.
You also have access to a step-by-step guide for using the iBGStar®. Learn how to
check blood sugar levels and get insight into understanding your results.
If you are concerned about the anxiety caused by obtaining a blood sample, check
out these tips for managing discomfort.