Blood Glucose Monitoring

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Quiz: Do You Understand Blood Glucose Monitoring?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

You don't need to monitor your blood glucose levels if you have type 2 diabetes.

Explanation:
Blood glucose monitoring is an important part of any type 1 or type 2 diabetes management plan. If you have diabetes, it’s important to check your blood sugar levels as prescribed by your doctor. This will determine if you have low or high blood sugar and show you how your medication and lifestyle are affecting your blood sugar levels.
2

A traditional blood glucose meter uses lancets to puncture your skin.

Explanation:
You’ll need to get a blood glucose meter from your pharmacist or diabetes educator and learn how to use it. A traditional blood glucose meter uses lancets to puncture your skin, drawing a drop of blood that you then test on a blood glucose strip.
3

There may be a link between blood glucose and depression.

Explanation:
Research suggests that there are links between unstable blood sugar and depression. Also, patients with diabetes may feel depressed due to the stress of managing a chronic health condition or having to miss work or activities for doctor's appointments.
4

Exercise increases blood sugar.

Explanation:
Exercise lowers blood sugar. When you work out, insulin sensitivity is increased, allowing your muscle cells to optimally use available insulin to take up glucose. Also, when the muscles contract during exercise, the cells can take up glucose and use it for energy.
5

Blood glucose helps supply energy.

Explanation:
Blood glucose is a sugar that the bloodstream carries to all the cells in the body to supply it with energy. Blood glucose levels change throughout the day, depending on what you eat and how active you are.

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