When should I check my blood sugar and what do the numbers mean?

You may need to check your blood sugar in the morning, 1 hr before meals & before bedtime What you should know: •Check blood sugar frequently if you have a sudden illness, are pregnant, change in medication, or are feeling sweaty, shaky, or dizzy •Aim for 70 and 130 on an empty stomach Related Videos: •Diabetes videos, www.youtube.com Related Health Articles: •Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes, also called insulin-dependent diabetes, is a disorder that occurs when your body produces little or no insulin… bit.ly •Type 2 Diabetes Today, diabetes afflicts over 20 million Americans — an increase of roughly 14 percent in just the past few years — and almost everyone knows at least one person who has it. But that doesn’t mean it’s well understood by most people. One out of three people with Type 2 diabetes isn’t aware that they have the condition, and even those who know they have it often aren’t sure how to control it… bit.ly •Checking Your Blood Sugar By testing your blood sugar regularly, you can track the effectiveness of your medication, make informed decisions about meals and exercise, and head off problems such as high blood sugar or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) before it’s too late… bit.ly •Diet and Diabetes Can watching my diet help me control my diabetes?… bit.lyRelated Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Nature Made Diabetes Health Pack $18.49 bit.ly Transcript Hi, I’m Cordell Brown and I’m a CVS

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