This section of the website allows users to track not only their blood glucose levels but their Hb1Ac levels, dietary intake and other aspects of their overall health, such as their cholesterol, blood pressure, and weight. All user readings are graphically displayed with differently colored regions to show whether one is within safe limits. Keeping track of your readings will help you monitor the effectiveness of your treatments, diet and exercise over a period of time.
Your doctor or diabetes educator may have recommended you track your health indicators. There are many reasons why keeping a log of your readings will help you better manage your diabetes.
Diabetes afflicts an estimated 20.8 million people in the U.S. and in 2005 was the fifth leading cause of death by disease (1). The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that total diabetes-associated costs were $132 billion in 2002 and will increase to $156 billion by 2010 (2). Although advances in medicine can improve diabetes health outcomes and potentially help control these costs, recommendations for care are often neglected (3). As a result, diabetes often is poorly controlled despite adequate access to health care resources. Over 58% of patients with diabetes have an A1C >7.0% and over 15% have levels >10.0% (4). Many reasons may help explain this poor control, including inadequate support for patient self-care (4). ...Read More
Blood glucose monitoring is the main tool you have to check your diabetes control. This check tells you your blood glucose level at any one time. Keeping a log of your results is vital. When you bring this record to your health care provider, you have a good picture of your body's response to your diabetes care plan. To help keep track of your levels, we have an online tool Diabetes 24/7 or a prinatable blood glucose log. We also have a blood glucose log that's smaller so you can carry it with you available for purchase ...Read More
Carbohydrate counting, or "carb counting," is a meal planning technique for managing your blood glucose levels. Carbohydrate counting helps you to keep track of how much carbohydrate you are eating. You set a limit for your maximum amount of carbohydrate to eat for a meal, and with the right balance of physical activity and medicine, if you need it, can help to keep your blood glucose levels in your target rangeThe range in which you and your healthcare team have decided would be best to keep your blood glucose. This range may be different for everyone ...Read More