Your blood sugar numbers show how well your diabetes is managed. And managing your diabetes means that you have less chance of having serious health problems, such as kidney disease and vision loss.
As you check your blood sugar, you can see what makes your numbers go up and down. For example, you may see that when you are stressed or eat certain foods, your numbers go up. And, you may see that when you take your medicine and are active, your numbers go down. This information lets you know what is working for you and what needs to change.
Anyone can develop high blood pressure, so it’s important to have your blood pressure checked regularly .
Having high blood pressure makes you more prone to have cardiovascular disease (heart disease) or cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) which might lead you to be disabled for life. High blood pressure is a silent killer , meaning it doesn’t usually cause warning symptoms, you could be at risk without being aware.
That is why it is important to have your blood pressure regularly checked for you to know and start treatment or if you already know to adjust your treatment to get it under control.
Written by: Dr. SLM Madela - Director - ehealthsolutions