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Meaningful Monitoring - Checking your blood glucose with purpose

You’ll see the difference with before-and-after testing.

Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for some time, it is important to manage your blood glucose. Monitoring your blood glucose (or sugar) levels performs an important role in helping you understand what is happening on a day-to-day basis. Remember that one blood glucose value from a check does not tell you the whole story! When you consistently check at the right time and frequently enough in a structured manner, blood glucose patterns emerge. This can give you a better understanding of the fluctuations in your blood glucose, which are linked to your daily habits.

Accu-Chek® Testing in Pairs is a simple paper tool designed to help you see changes in your blood glucose before and after a specific meal, exercise, or other events. Use it to discover how one thing in your daily routine can affect your blood glucose.

What could you learn?

• Does what and how much I eat make a difference in my result?
• Does activity/exercise affect my blood glucose?
• Does packing my lunch instead of eating out affect my blood glucose?

Tumi’s example:

Tumi would like to learn how breakfast affects her blood glucose. Here’s how it works:

Tumi learnt that a breakfast lower in carbohydrates had a much smaller impact on her blood glucose levels than a breakfast higher in carbohydrates. The Accu-Chek® Testing in Pairs tool showed her that even small changes could make a big impact on her blood glucose control.

You can take that same step today – simply download a copy of the Accu-Chek® Testing in Pairs tool, and see for yourself how before-and-after testing can make a difference!

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