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The most common tests are the urine and finger prick test. However, to be doubly sure, you need to conduct at least two or three lab tests including random or fasting blood glucose monitors and oral glucose tolerance tests. If test results are positive, it is a good idea to redo the tests on another randomly selected day.
The key to keeping your blood glucose levels or (sugar levels as it is commonly known), under control is to keep your sugar level within the recommended range of 4 to 7 mill moles per liter. Only regular monitoring with diabetic meters can help you achieve this.
Type 1 diabetics taking short action insulin should eat food about at the same time they take insulin. Type 1 diabetics taking long action insulin should eat five small evenly paced meals.
Physical activity: Physical activity controls your body’s sensitivity to insulin and is therefore the key to keeping your blood glucose levels under control. If you are taking glucose tablets or insulin injections, please consult your doctor about the timing of your daily exercise because physical activity will reduce the blood glucose levels in a short time.