Checking your blood sugar levels is considered a routine part of diabetes management. It can also be helpful to check your blood sugar before you go to bed at night, and again in the morning. In general, it’s best to check several times throughout the day if possible – especially after meals or exercise – but checking less frequently will still provide useful information from time to time. Blood glucose monitoring may help you detect changes in your diabetes control that require medical attention, such as an abnormal change in serum glucose values, blurred vision or problems with urination (diabetic ketoacidosis).
What are the main types of diabetes supplies?
There are two types of supplies used during treatment: insulin and oral medications for treating high blood sugars (glucose tablets). Insulin is delivered by injection under a physician’s supervision; it must be injected exactly when prescribed by your doctor. The second type of supply is medication taken orally every day either alone or together with food. If you have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), either form may need to be adjusted occasionally based on certain factors including activity level and diet composition. For more information about managing this disease see Chapter 13: Managing Diabetes Mellitus Sufferers .
Which type(s) of insulins do I need for my current needs? Do I still need insulin shots? Can I take all my oral medicines without injections too? What about test