Checking blood sugar is now so quick, easy, and relatively painless — and the information you can obtain is so valuable — that you would think everybody would be monitoring regularly. But this is far from true. If you don’t check your blood glucose as often as you should, you aren’t the only one. An American Diabetes Association survey found that 21% of adults with Type 1 diabetes never checked their blood glucose. Of those with insulin-treated Type 2 diabetes, 47% never monitored. And among those with Type 2 diabetes who were not using insulin, 76% never checked.
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