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Health Tip: Should I Check My Blood Sugar?

Health Tip: Should I Check My Blood Sugar?

07/22/11

(HealthDay News) -- 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.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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