For healthy blood sugar with diabetes, learn what makes your glucose levels rise and fall

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When you have diabetes, keeping your blood sugar in check means understanding the factors that make it fluctuate.

  • Stay mindful of influences on blood sugar like food, exercise, medication, illness, drinking, stress, and pain.
  • Track your glucose levels using fingerstick testing or continuous glucose monitoring.
  • Work with your healthcare provider to set targets and make adjustments.
  • Use your readings to guide your decisions on diet and activity timing.