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Diabetes Care Plan

Your Plan

Your name:


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.


Your questions.


Other test results, if available.

Today's measurements


Suggested target

Today's result




Blood Pressure

______ / ______

______ / ______.

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

Your goal

After waking and before eating.

4.0–7.0 mmol/L


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

Guideline range

Your result


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


Albumin-creatinine ratio

Whether kidney disease is developing.

Less than 2.0 mg/mmol


Blood creatinine

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 exam at every visit.

Right foot
Left foot

Upcoming tests/Tests to schedule

It's important to stay up to date with all your tests. These may include an eye exam, a foot exam, a dental exam, a liver function blood test, and a cholesterol test. Talk with your doctor about which tests you need and when you should have them.


How often


Complete eye exam

Once a year. If you don't have any signs of diabetic retinopathy, your doctor may recommend an exam every 2 years.

Complete foot exam

Once a year

Dental exam and cleaning

Every 6 months

Liver function blood test

Once a year

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?



Current as of: March 1, 2023

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