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The Importance Of Testing Blood Sugar

If your blood sugar goes low due to injections of insulin or excessive activity such as exercise or labour, you can lose consciousness from starving your cells of their vital sugar supplies.

In any case, it's clear that proper levels of blood sugar need to be maintained.

This is where testing as often as possible comes into play.

You need to test at least 3 times and preferably 5 times or more per day.

Without adequate testing, you're flying blind and you have no way of being sure that whatever medications you're on are having the desired effect or not.

Not only that, your physician will not be able to accurately adjust your treatment or medication.

At a minimum, you should get a good glucose testing meter and keep a testing log.

A better way is to get a software program that not only logs your sugars but also produces charts and graphs that you can share with your health care providers.

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