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Let’s Chat… Dental Care and Living with Diabetes…

Your teeth are important when living with diabetes so try to keep your blood glucose levels within range by monitoring your glucose often and following doctor’s instructions.  You can create better oral health while living with diabetes when you:   Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Replace toothbrush every 3 months. Avoid vigorous, hard brushing scrubbing. Floss once a day to remove plaque between your teeth and under your gum...

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Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)

By self-monitoring your blood glucose you can measure how your body handles different types of food, exercise, medication, stress and illness. Your blood glucose result may prompt you to eat a snack, take more insulin or go for a walk. Self-monitoring can also alert you to a blood glucose level that is too high or too low, which requires special treatment. Self-monitoring is also known as Structured Testing which means testing at the right times, in the right situations, and frequently enough to generate useful information.   Controlling your blood glucose level is a very important part of managing...

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