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Tracking Diabetes: Why Track?

  A key step to managing your diabetes

Does eating a meal make you tired so you can't think anymore and just want to sleep? Do you have a hard time concentrating? Or get headaches or shakiness when you can't eat at the normal dinner time?

All these problems are caused by out-of-control blood glucose. Keeping track of your diabetes can change all that.

Tracking your diabetes will make you feel better throughout the day. You'll have more energy and enjoy your life a whole lot more. It also shows you how well your diabetes plan is working. If you follow your plan and your diabetes is still doing its own thing, your doctor or diabetes care team can help you try a different strategy. Most importantly, taking charge of your health can prevent all the really bad stuff that people with diabetes sometimes have to deal with, like going blind or losing a leg.

So, track your diabetes! It's the best thing you can do for yourself. And it's not as hard as it may seem. Come on, let's get started!

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