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What do I gain from knowing my blood glucose levels?

When you know your blood glucose level at a given moment, you can make informed diabetes management decisions. Maybe you decide to take a brisk walk when you find your blood glucose level is a little high after lunch. Or perhaps you just don’t feel right, and after a test, you know that it’s because your blood glucose is low, so you decide to eat a small box of raisins to prevent a severe reaction. You can take as many readings each day as you need and as your budget and fingertips can handle.

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