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Monitoring Diabetes

Monitoring Diabetes

Monitoring Diabetes can be achieved from a number of different options.  Not everyone needs to monitor their sugar (glucose) levels at home.  For some a simple regular blood test is the most appropriate way to monitor Diabetes.  This blood test – Hba1c measures an average of your blood sugar over the past 3 months and offers a means to review the improvements you have made over time.

For others, monitoring your blood sugar levels at home can provide insight and feedback regarding your Diabetes levels and the impact of changes you are making.   Self Blood Glucose Monitoring (SBGM) is the traditional finger prick test you may have had at your doctors.  We can supply a complimentary monitoring machine selected to suit your particular needs.  We teach you everything you need to know - how to check your readings, the best times to do this, how often and what numbers we are aiming for.   

An alternative option that can avoid finger pricks but easily performed at home is called Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) or Flash Glucose Monitoring.   Whilst more expensive, these devices are capable of automatically recording your sugar level every 5-15 minutes and sending the result to your phone - some without any finger pricking at all!  This means that we can record a continuous record of your blood sugar level 24 hours/day.

Together we interpret these reports with you and show you how this remarkable technology can guide you when caring for your Diabetes.

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