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Monitoring Diabetes

The treatment goal for diabetes is to control the blood sugar. The only way to know if you are achieving your goal is to monitor your blood sugar and, as needed, the level of ketones. The treatment goal for diabetes is to control the blood sugar. The only way to know if you are achieving your goal is to monitor your blood sugar and, as needed, the level of ketones. Blood sugar monitoring is fundamental to diabetes treatment – and everyone needs to learn how to monitor and when to monitor. In the sections below, you can learn about: Blood glucose monitoring: Portable meters for glucose monitoring and continuous glucose monitoring systems Logbook: The importance of recording your blood glucose A1c: A measure of your average blood sugars over the previous 3 months Continue reading >>

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  1. Jennifer Marshall

    I have a question, My mother is diabetic and she gets boils on her inner thighs and around her "vag" and her doctor calls them Diabetic Boils.. but I also am getting them, and I get them alot, like I currently have 3 right now, and they are SOO painful to where its hard to walk, because they rub together!!! Talk about PAIN!!!! :'( They get so big like bigger than the size of a quarter (roundness) and thick like a bouncy ball. Does anyone else have these, or anything like them? I've only gotten them there, and have had two on the top of my butt that I had to have lanced.

  2. *~SugarPlums~*

    I get them a lot and have probably over 20 right now. I used to get them only in my inner thighs but now I get them everywhere, braline , breast, armpits. They are painful and at times have gotten as big as a softball and have needed to get it lanced. I am a type 2 diabetic also. But not everyone who gets these are diabetic although it is a major symptoms of diabetics who have uncontrolled sugar levels.

  3. Jennifer Marshall

    Originally Posted by *~SugarPlums~*
    I get them a lot and have probably over 20 right now. I used to get them only in my inner thighs but now I get them everywhere, braline , breast, armpits. They are painful and at times have gotten as big as a softball and have needed to get it lanced. I am a type 2 diabetic also. But not everyone who gets these are diabetic although it is a major symptoms of diabetics who have uncontrolled sugar levels. Yes, My mother is type 2 as well, I've gotten my fair share, and they hurt like a *****.

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