Monitoring and Testing
|One important part of staying healthy with your diabetes is being aware of some important numbers. The more you know about your body, the better you and your physician can adjust lifestyle and treatment to help you avoid problems and complications.|
- Learn about why you need to know your blood glucose numbers and the importance of blood glucose monitoring
- Get familiar with the basics of blood glucose self-monitoring
- Read about the A1C test and why it is important to have one regularly
- Find out why and when you should test for ketones
Source: 2003 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada
Important Notice: Information provided is for general background purposes and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment by a trained professional. You should always consult your physician about any health care questions you may have, especially before trying a new medication, diet, fitness program, or approach to health care issues.