You can make the most of your office visit by having this form with you when you talk with your doctor.
What to bring to every appointment
Your blood sugar log.
A list of all your medicines and natural health products.
Other test results, if available.
______ / ______
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Home blood glucose testing
Keeping your blood sugar in your target range can help prevent damage to your body. It also helps you prevent low blood sugar by letting you know when you need extra carbohydrates.
Time of day
Target range for most non-pregnant adults
After waking and before eating.
2 hours after a meal.
5.0–10.0 mmol/L or 5.0–8.0 mmol/L if A1c targets are not being met
Another time of day:
Call your doctor if your blood sugar is below __________ mmol/L or above __________ mmol/L.
Your test results
Seeing your doctor and having certain tests on a regular schedule can help you watch for and avoid many of the problems caused by diabetes. These are some tests you may need.
What it shows
How steady your blood sugar levels have been over time.
7% or less for most men and for most women who are not pregnant
The amount and type of fat in the blood.
LDL 2.0 mmol/L or less
Whether kidney disease is developing.
Less than 2.0 mg/mmol
Estimated glomular filtration rate (eGFR) greater than 60 mL/min
Your foot examination results
Over time, high blood sugar can damage the nerves and blood vessels in your feet. Check your feet every day to help keep them healthy. Ask your doctor to do a foot examination at every visit.
Upcoming tests/Tests to schedule
It's important to stay up to date with all your tests. These may include an eye examination, a foot examination, a dental examination, a liver function blood test, and a cholesterol test. Talk with your doctor about which tests you need and when you should have them.
Complete eye examination
Once a year. If you don't have any signs of diabetic retinopathy, your doctor may recommend an examination every 1 to 2 years.
Complete foot examination
Once a year
Dental examination and cleaning
Once or twice a year, depending on your dentist's recommendations
Your questions and notes
Be sure to get answers to your questions. Write them here and discuss them with your doctor.
How often should I check my blood sugar?
What should I do if my blood sugar level is too low?
What should I do if my blood sugar level is too high?
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine David C.W. Lau MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology Matthew I. Kim MD - Endocrinology
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & David C.W. Lau MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology & Matthew I. Kim MD - Endocrinology
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