Health Tip: Should I Check My Blood Sugar?

-- While anyone with diabetes is encouraged to check their blood sugar (glucose), frequent checks are more of a necessity for some people.

The American Diabetes Association says the following people should check their blood glucose levels frequently:

  • Anyone who uses insulin or medication to treat diabetes.
  • People who are undergoing intensive insulin therapy.
  • Pregnant women with diabetes.
  • Anyone with difficulty regulating blood glucose.
  • People who have very low blood glucose or diabetes-related ketones.
  • Anyone whose blood glucose tends to drop without warning.

Posted: July 2011


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