Dean Cruikshank

Monitoring Blood Sugar

Do I have to monitor my blood sugar levels?

Yes. We will teach you how to use a blood glucose monitor to check your sugar levels at home. It is important to check that your blood sugar levels are normal because significant weight loss and a decrease in lung function have been shown to begin a few years before diabetes has been diagnosed. By monitoring your blood sugar levels regularly, we can catch and treat diabetes early on to prevent complications such as weight loss or decreased lung function.

How do I monitor my blood sugar levels?

A member of the CF team will teach you how to check your blood sugars at home by using a blood sugar monitor. As well, we will work with you to set-up a schedule so you will know when to regularly check your blood sugars during the day. It is important that you record all of your blood sugar readings and bring these and your monitor with you to clinic so that you can discuss the results with your healthcare team.

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