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Meaningful Monitoring for type 2 diabetes

You may have heard the phrase “Meaningful Monitoring” but what does it actually mean?

Meaningful Monitoring is carrying out blood glucose monitoring in a purposeful way, You may have also heard it refered to as structured blood glucose monitoring. Checking your blood glucose for the sake of it won’t help you manage your type 2 diabetes, it is only when you do something with the information that what you have done becomes meaningful.

There are many examples of blood glucose monitoring with purpose, things like; checking before and after meals to see how foods impact your blood glucose, or monitoring around exercise to see how you may need to adjust your carb intake. Doing this can help you and your healthcare team establish if your diabetes regimen is working for you, or whether any adjustments need to be made.

We have worked to produce a series of videos to help you understand blood glucose monitoring, why it’s needed, how it’s done and what to do with the information to manage type 2 diabetes. Watch the full series below.

Meaningful blood glucoses monitoring introduction

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Checking your own blood sugar level

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Why, when and how to self-monitor

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What to do with the readings

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How to motivate yourself to self-monitor

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Tools and resources to help monitor and record your blood glucose 

mySugr app

mySugr app®

The mySugr app will be your best companion to monitor and manage your diabetes.

  • Easy logging of blood glucose, meals, photos and more
  • No more surprises: estimated HbA1c
  • Bolus calculator and test reminders

Find out more or download the mySugr app:

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Download paper based tools to help monitor blood glucose levels

Accu-Chek Weekly Diary

Accu-Chek
Weekly Diary

Use this paper based diary template to record your blood glucose, your medical doses and any comments you want to keep.

Weely diary/logbook (PDF)
Large print daily sheet (PDF)

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Accu-Chek 360° View tool

Accu-Chek
360° View tool

Record your carb/meal size, insulin, energy levels, any activity and your blood glucose over a period of three days to spot patterns.

Accu-Chek 360° View tool (PDF)

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Accu-Chek Testing in Pairs tool

Accu-Chek
Testing in Pairs tool

Use this tool for seven days before and after a specific meal, exercise or other event to see how things can affect your blood glucose levels.

Template only (PDF)
Template & Instructions (PDF)

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