Typefreediabetes – Looking after your diabetes

The secret to continued good health and fruitful life despite diabetes lies in regular testing of your blood glucose, not missing any prescribed diabetes glucose tablets or insulin dosage and a healthy lifestyle.

diabetes glucose tablets Monitoring your blood glucose levels

The key to keeping your blood glucose levels or (sugar levels as it is commonly known), under control is to keep your sugar level within the recommended range of 4 to 7 millimoles per liter. Only regular monitoring can help you achieve this.

Measuring your own blood glucose levels is quite easy if you have a good quality branded digital glucose test meters. If you don’t have one the neighborhood chemist or any online website specializing in diabetes monitoring tools can help you.

When it comes to glucose monitors, accuracy is the key, so do not buy cheap Chinese glucose monitors. Our own branded blood glucose monitors (glucometers) are highly accurate and usually cost between $50 and $75. In addition to the glucometer, you will also need a box of test strips ($40~$60) and a pack of Lancets ($15~$25). The diabetic test strip and lancets are to be replenished as and when required. Replace the battery in the Glucometer as and when required. If the Glucometer does not have a battery level indicator you should replace the battery in the glucometer every six months or so. A weak battery can induce faulty results.

Tip: Buy a blood sugar meters that has a large digital readout, adequate memory and battery indicator.

blood glucose monitors When and how often you use the glucometer depends on your treatment, the food you consume and level of physical activity. Apart from regular testing at home, you should also do an HbA1c test every six months. This test is done at your local diabetes clinic and the result gives you an overall picture of your blood glucose levels. HbA1c test results should be as close to 7% (or below). Even a tiny fraction above 7% should be brought to the attention of your doctor.

You can keep your blood glucose under control by:

•    Eating regular small healthy diabetic diet meals so as to avoid major fluctuations in your blood glucose levels.
•    Including adequate levels of physical activity so the insulin in your body works more effectively.
•    Reducing any excess body fat. (Include half yearly body fat analysis in your diabetic diet/ schedule).
•    Take your diabetes (and any other prescribed) glucose tablets according to the schedule given to you.
•    Monitor your blood glucose levels and learn to adjust your treatment according to the results.

Typefreediabetes offers a full line of diabetic supplies online, including; heart rate monitor watch, supplements for diabetes, delivered prepared meals, durable diabetes medical equipment, Adult incontinence product and facts about diabetes.  Typefreediabetes offers quality products at discounted prices on a wide selection of quality name brand equipment and supplies.

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