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Blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is an essential measure of your health.Too much glucose in the blood is the common factor between all types of diabetes. Glucose gets a bad rap, but it’s not always bad. In fact, glucose is good.

Many foods break down into blood glucose is used for energy to fuel our brain, heart, and muscles. Blood glucose usually comes from the food we eat or is made by the liver. It’s usually found in two places; in the blood stream as it is carried to all of our organs and cells, and inside the cell where it is changed into energy. 

Blood glucose (blood sugar) monitoring is the main tool you have to check your diabetes control. This check tells you your blood glucose level at any one time.

It’s important for blood glucose levels to stay in a healthy range. If glucose levels get too low, we can lose the ability to think and function normally. If they get too high and stay high, it can cause damage or complications to the body over the course of many years.

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.

If you're struggling to manage your blood glucose levels, we can help! With the latest tools and strategies, you can take steps today to manage your blood glucose, prevent serious complications, and feel better while living with diabetes.