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What is blood glucose? When and why does its level in the blood change?

Glucose is a form of sugar produced when the body digests carbohydrates (sugars and starches). Glucose is the body's major fuel for the energy it needs. When insulin is absent or ineffective, the blood glucose (blood sugar) level increases. High blood glucose levels can lead to both short and long-term problems.

Your blood glucose levels change during the day. Blood glucose levels are affected by food, exercise, emotions, and insulin. However, you will not always feel your blood glucose level go up or down. One of the best ways to be certain that your blood glucose levels are maintained within the Diabetes Safe Zone* is by regularly self-monitoring your glucose level.

Knowing your blood glucose levels at different times of the day can help you and your doctor see how well your meals, activities, medicines and insulin are working and what action to take.


* Ask your doctor about your Diabetes Safe Zone – which refers to the blood glucose levels considered as safe by your doctor.

   
 

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