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Glucose Monitoring

Basics and expert recommendations on self-monitoring of glucose

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Monitoring glucose - sometimes called blood sugar - is a critical part of managing diabetes. Whether you are using a blood glucose monitor or a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), these resources will cover the basics of glucose monitoring, offer tips and tricks from diabetes care and education specialists and experienced people with diabetes, and help you know when and how to check. 





The Basics

Glucose Monitoring - What's In It for Me

Also available in Spanish/Español

 

Insider Tips

Glucose Monitoring - Insider Tips and Tricks

Also available in Spanish/Español

Recommendations

Glucose Monitoring - Expert Recommendations

Also available in Spanish/Español


Understanding Time in Range

Are you using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) in order to help you understand your blood sugar numbers and learn how much time you're spending in your target range? If so, you should understand the concept of Time In Range, which is the number of hours you spend in your target range each day. This helps you better manage your blood sugar and stay healthy. Click on the tip sheet or video to learn more. 

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