Simple tool to understand your results
The Accu-Chek® Testing in Pairs Tool- a simple, 7-day paper tool
See how the things you do affect your blood glucose
Accu-Chek Testing in Pairs is a simple tool that helps you track your blood glucose before and after a specific meal, exercise or other event. Use it when you want to focus on just one thing in your daily eating habits or routine. For just 7 days, see how the things you do affect your blood glucose and what works for you.
How does the food or alcohol you choose affect your blood glucose?
How does it affect your blood glucose?
If you try to reduce stress, does it help?
How did your blood glucose change between Before and After?
After 7 days, what did you learn about your blood glucose?
What can you do next? Can you think of some simple steps to take (e.g., such as changing your serving sizes or walking after dinner)?
You can take your completed Accu-Chek Testing in Pairs tool to your healthcare provider, and talk about what you both see. Are there any changes you can make to keep your blood glucose in a healthy range? Is there another kind of activity you want to try with the before-and-after testing?
Download and print the free tool, and get started with just 3 easy steps.
How do I use the Accu-Chek Testing in Pairs tool?
Start by thinking about what you'd like to learn about your blood glucose. Then use the Accu-Chek Testing in Pairs tool to find the answer. Here's how:
- Start with a simple question and use your blood glucose results to see what works for you.
- Each day, check your blood glucose before the meal or activity, and write the number in the Before column. Check it again at a specific time after the meal or activity (usually 2 hours after), and write it in the After column.
- How did your blood glucose change?
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