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Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers


Description

This brochure for people with diabetes addresses the importance of blood sugar control and describes two tests that determine blood sugar level.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Keeping your blood sugar in control will help you in many ways
  • Two important tests tell you if your blood sugar is at a healthy level:
    • HbA1C or A1C
    • The finger-stick test
  • What to ask your doctor, nurse, or dietitian
  • What to check when you visit your doctor

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Links to the Tool:
This tool is available in English, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish at: http://www.maclearinghouse.com/DIAB/DB726kit.html

Developer

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family and Community Health, Diabetes Control Program

Funding Sources

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family and Community Health, Diabetes Control Program


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 06/2003
  • Review Date: 06/2006
  • Recent Summary: 04/2008
  • Original Summary: 06/2005
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Last updated: September 26, 2012.