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Why should I check my blood glucose to manage my diabetes?

People with diabetes may check their own blood glucose using a blood glucose meter. You can use the results of daily checks to make decisions about food, physical activity, and medicine. Look for any high or low blood glucose results that repeat at the same time on several days. Review your blood glucose results with your health care provider.

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