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What is a diabetes emergency

16 November 2019

You never know how you are going to respond to a crisis until it happens. That’s why we practice in schools with drills for fire and other emergency situations. So we are prepared when something happens. But what happens when the crisis is something you would never think to plan for, like accidentally using the wrong insulin pen and injecting way too much insulin? What would you do? That happened to Carol when she was away from home, and like most of us with diabetes, she tried to handle it on her own. Eventually, she knew it was time to get help. ...

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Low-carb-lasagne

Low-Carb Lasagna

14 November 2019

Just like the classic but only a third of the carbs—what’s not to love! Ingredients Courgette: 2 Medium-Large Kale: 1 bunch kale Bolognese sauce: 250 ml Mozzarella Cheese: 100 g Ricotta Cheese: 250 g Parmesan Cheese: 50 g grated 1 egg Turkey Mince: 500 g Garlic: 2...

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What is structured blood glucose monitoring?

22 August 2019

Structured monitoring supports your routine or daily checking by giving you deeper, more targeted data to work from. It can help you determine if you're in a safe range and problem-solve around how the things you do are connected to your blood sugar.  You simply perform additional checks over a short period at specific times of day.  Structured monitoring tools can help you:  Discover how to best use your numbers  See how certain activities can affect your blood sugar levels...

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Accu-Chek 360 View tool

Accu-Chek 360° View tool

Using a structured way of checking blood glucose (for example, the Accu-Chek 360° View tool) could help you reduce your HbA1c and have more meaningful conversations with your healthcare professional during your diabetes appointments.1 Bring more value to your blood glucose values One blood glucose value from a check does not tell you the whole story. When you consistently check at the right time, blood glucose patterns emerge. This can give you a better understanding of the fluctuations in your blood glucose which are linked to your daily habits. If you prefer a paper option, the Accu-Chek...

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Woman testing her blood glucose

Blood glucose monitoring

If you take certain medication, having knowledge of your blood glucose levels is an integral part of having diabetes. It helps you understand what your blood glucose levels in your body are doing in response to food, exercise and other factors that affect blood glucose. There are a few ways to check your blood glucose levels, these include flash glucose monitoring, continuous glucose monitoring or traditional finger prick checking. It depends on your diabetes and your therapy but if you are on insulin, checking will be part of your day to day routine. What can I use to help...

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Carb counting

Carbohydrate counting

Use our handy tool below to find out how carbohydrate counting could benefit you. This interactive training tool covers a wide range of topics to do with carb counting including: Healthy eating guidelines Carbohydrate counting Factors affecting blood glucose levels Estimating carbohydrate content Eating out Snacks Hypoglycaemia ...

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Accu-Chek Testing In Pairs Tool

Accu-Chek Testing in Pairs tool

You’ll see the difference with before-and-after monitoring. Testing in Pairs is a paper tool designed to help you see changes in your blood sugar before and after a specific meal, exercise, or other event. Use it regularly to discover how things in your daily routine can affect your blood sugar. No day with diabetes is ever the same, the Accu-Chek Testing in Pairs tool can be used to analyse meals, activity, stress and other events: Food and drinks- how does a certain food or alcohol affect your blood sugar? Exercise- how do certain activities affect you? Daily life- if you try...

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Accu-Chek Weekly Diary

Accu-Chek Diaries

Use this diary template to record your blood glucose measurements, your medical doses and any comments you want to keep. This is provided in a weekly format, and a large print daily sheet.   Download weekly format (PDF, 159 kb) Download large print daily sheet (PDF, 69 kb)     Other...

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