The most important thing you need to do is keep your blood sugar at whatever level your doctor says is right for you. There are two tools to help you do this:
• One is a lab test that your doctor will run every three months to see how you are doing overall
• The other tool is literally in your hands: a small, pager-sized device called a meter
Used properly and together, these tools can help you to better understand and control your blood sugar levels, and to fine-tune your diabetes treatment.