Children's Congress delegates Samantha
and Lia compare blood sugar readings.
Keeping the level of sugar, or glucose, in your blood as close to normal as possible is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy and to avoid the complications of juvenile diabetes. Watching and trying to balance what you eat, how much you exercise, and how much insulin you take is all part of the job.
Checking your blood sugar, or monitoring it, by pricking your fingers six or more times per day, is the best way to tell if you are keeping your blood sugar levels in the normal range.
Blood Sugar Basics What is blood sugar? Why do we need blood sugar? Why do I have to take shots? Why do I have to check my blood sugar? We have the answers.
Wanna Test Yourself? Great! Here are a few tips.
What's Normal? Euglycemia is a fancy word that means "normal blood sugar," as in blood sugar levels that people without diabetes have. To achieve good control, or normal blood sugar levels, you need to pay attention to a few things.
Nobody's Perfect Sometimes, when you check your blood sugar level, do you find out it's sky high? Don't feel bad. It happens to everyone with diabetes sometimes.