Senior Staff Nurse Tan Qinghua, Diabetes Nurse Educator from the Department of Specialty Care Services at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), shares tips on how to achieve better blood glucose targets.
What should your blood glucose targets be?
The blood glucose targets given below are a general guide only. Check with your doctor or nurse about your individualised blood glucose targets.
2 hours post-meal glucose||
< 10.0 mmol/L|
The blood glucose target can be individualised in order to prevent risk of hypoglycaemia or other adverse effects associated with tight blood glucose control.
Discuss with your doctor about your blood glucose target if in doubt.
Ways to achieve better blood glucose targets
Keeping your blood glucose levels within the target range is important to reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications.
Here are some tips to help you to achieve a better blood glucose target:
Maintain healthy eating habits
Adherence to diabetes treatment
Maintain a record of your blood glucose checks and discuss the records with your doctor or nurse
See previous page to learn
how to monitor your blood glucose levels.
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