Guarding Against High Blood Pressure
 

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Importance of testing
Importance of Self-monitoring
Lifestyle choices
Partnering with Your Doctor
Guard Against High Blood Glucose
Plan ahead
Guard Against Low Blood Glucose
Plan ahead
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Guard against high blood glucose

Hyperglycemia5 is blood glucose levels that rise above the Diabetes Safe Zone. The American Diabetes Association defines hyperglycemia as blood glucose levels over 130 mg/dL (7.2 mmol/L).

Detecting high blood glucose
If you are on insulin it is also important to watch out for high blood glucose (also known as hyperglycemia), which increases your risk of complications, such as heart attack. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is often the only sure way to detect hyperglycemia.

For most people, keep blood glucose levels before meals below 130 mg/dl (7.2mmol/L) and keep blood glucose levels one to two hours after meal below 180 mg/dl(10mmol/L). Your own blood glucose targets need to be carefully individualized. Please check with your personal physician on what blood glucose target values are right for you and your condition.


Regular monitoring helps you spot patterns to try to avoid high and low blood glucose, reduce complications of diabetes, and help control your diabetes.

Spot high glucose results when you’re on insulin
Let's look at situations that may cause high blood glucose and how planning ahead may help you prevent highs and lows.

   
 

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