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As a type 1 or type 2 diabetic it is important to check your blood glucose (sugar) levels to determine if you have high or low blood sugar. How often you need to check your blood sugar levels depends on the treatment plan decided by you and your health care provider. In order to feel your best and stay healthy, you need to focus on healthy eating, get regular exercise, and monitor your blood sugar levels. You may also need to take medication in the form of a pill or injection. To learn more, see our Diabetes: Eating a Low Glycemic Diet resource, or visit the Diabetes Canada website.
For more information, you may also call 8-1-1 to speak to a registered dietitian, registered nurse, or pharmacist. Our dietitians are available Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; our nurses are available anytime, every day of the year; and our pharmacists are available every night from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. You can also Email a HealthLinkBC Dietitian.