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Timing & Frequency of Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) During Ramadhan

The frequency of SMBG depends on many factors including the type of diabetes and current medications but should be carried out regularly. Type of Risk Frequency of SMBG Low to moderate risk Once or twice a day High to...

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  When To Test Your Blood Glucose?

  Your doctor would have advised you on when to test your blood glucose (blood sugar). In addition, below is the recommended frequency of blood glucose testing by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH)1. Mode of Treatment Breakfast Lunch...

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Introduction to Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)

SMBG is a blood glucose (blood sugar) monitoring procedure performed by people with diabetes on themselves or by their care taker. Taking SMBG another step further, your doctor may have recommended you to perform such monitoring in a Structured Testing way.   Structured Testing. Structured testing means checking your blood glucose at a specific time of the day or before or after an event (such as exercise, food, etc.) over a period of time. There are different ways to perform structured testing,...

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  Protect Your Heart, Control Your Blood Glucose Level

  Persistent high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels can lead to diabetes related complications such as kidney disease, eye disease, numbness and weakness of hands and legs, but heart diseases have topped it all1. Action to be taken. The Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia recommends keeping control of your blood glucose...

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  Reducing Pain Experience

When checking your blood glucose (blood sugar), always choose a lancing device with technology that reduces vibration - so there’s less skin tearing during finger pricking, hence reducing pain. The Accu-Chek FastClix and Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device is utilizing Clixmotion® technology. This patented technology makes finger pricking especially gentle for you and helps to minimize skin and nerve ending damage1...

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  Be On Target

Every person with diabetes should be treated according to their individual needs, hence you and your doctor will agree on an acceptable blood glucose (blood sugar) target range that will suit your therapy needs. If you do not know what is a target range for you, there are general guidelines for people with diabetes you can refer to. Below are the blood glucose target ranges recommended by our Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH):   ...

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How To Test Your Blood Glucose?

To check your blood glucose level, gather your blood glucose meter, a test strip and your lancing device. Watch the video below on how to test your blood glucose using the Accu-Chek Guide system.   For specific Accu-Chek meter instructions on how to test your blood glucose levels, visit the  ...

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  Tips To An Accurate Blood Glucose Result

When you check your blood glucose (blood sugar), a lot of people assume that the meter will always give you an accurate result. However, a meter's accuracy depends upon a lot of factors. Below are a few of the factors that you are able to control:   Storage Blood glucose strips are temperature sensitive and fragile, and must be stored under specific conditions1. (Read your strip’s product package insert to know more). Action: Avoid storing the strip...

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  Learning From Your Blood Glucose Results

  It's likely that your healthcare team has talked to you about the importance of checking your blood glucose (blood sugar). But many people don't realize just how much valuable information they can obtain from their blood glucose results. Blood glucose monitoring shows how your body handles the food you eat, how exercise affects those glucose levels and how the medication you are taking is working—as well as letting you know if your body has the fuel it needs throughout the day. Such information is essential to anyone who self-manages their diabetes. It's important to know that keeping...

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