Taking action

Taking action

Taking care of your high and low blood glucose levels

As you may already know, your blood glucose goal and HbA1c goal will be set by your doctor based on your condition, your age, and your overall health. Keeping a daily record of your blood glucose levels can help you know whether you’re on or off target for meeting these goals.

If you experience regular changes in your blood glucose levels, then keeping a daily record of what you’ve eaten that day, any activities you’ve done, or any treatment you have taken and at which dose, can all help you and your healthcare professional understand what is causing the changes.

For advice on when is best for you to measure your blood glucose, talk to your healthcare professional.

Take action and complete the checklist

It is important to remember you’re not alone. When you’re living with diabetes, it’s advised that you discuss your blood glucose levels with your healthcare professional.

You can use the Diabetes UK checklist to help you to look at your highs and lows.

Talk to your healthcare professional

If you have frequent blood glucose changes beyond the range you want, talk with your healthcare professional. The important thing to remember is that you have taken a step in the right direction by seeking more information on understanding your highs and lows. You're not alone.

Use the Diabetes UK discussion guide to go over your options with your healthcare professional, who may be able to recommend adjustments that can help.