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Chapter 2: Monitoring Your Blood Glucose 22 Make Checking a Priority You can’t always have perfect blood glucose control. But make the effort to keep your blood glucose in your target range as often as possible. Check your blood glucose as directed. And make sure you get an A1C test every 3 to 6 months. This will help you decide if you need to change your management plan to reach your blood glucose goals. Chapter 2: Monitoring Your Blood Glucose Overcoming Barriers Are you remembering to check your blood glucose as often as you planned? If not, what’s stopping you? Write down your barriers. Be specific. For each barrier, think of a solution that you can stick with. Write it down in the space provided. Then refer back to this chart whenever you need a reminder. Example: Change I want to make: Remember to test my blood glucose 2 hours after eating. What’s stopping me: I forget when I get too busy at work. Solutions: Set an alarm to go off when I need to check my blood glucose. Or, pick an activity I do every day and always check at that time, such as during a break. Change I want to make: ______________________________________________________________ What’s stopping me: _________________________________________________________________ Solutions: ___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Change I want to make: ______________________________________________________________ What’s stopping me: _________________________________________________________________ Solutions: ___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Change I want to make: ______________________________________________________________ What’s stopping me: _________________________________________________________________ Solutions: ___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ This workbook is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Only your doctor can diagnose and treat a medical problem. ©2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 StayWell, LLC. www.staywell.com 800-333-3032 All rights reserved. Made in the USA. Print out this helpful sheet and write down your barriers and solutions. Take a Quiz Congratulations! You’ve just finished this chapter. Now click on the “Take a Quiz” button to find out how much you have learned.


Living Well with Diabetes
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