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 in 7 days.
Accu-Chek Testing in Pairs is a simple tool that helps you track your blood glucose before and after a specific meal, physical activity or other event. Use it when you want to focus on just one thing in your daily eating habits or routine. In 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 consume affect your blood glucose?
- How does physical activity affect your blood glucose?
- If you try to reduce stress, does it help?
- How did your blood glucose change between the Before and the 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., changing your serving sizes or walking after dinner)?
You can take your completed Accu-Chek Testing in Pairs tool to your healthcare professional 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 Accu-Chek Testing in Pairs tool?
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?
You can repeat this exercise when you feel the need to and if necessary, do not hesitate to talk to your healthcare professional.
American Diabetes Association (n.d). The Big Picture: Checking your Blood glucose. Retrieved from: https://www.diabetes.org/healthy-living/medication-treatments/blood-glucose-testing-and-control/checking-your-blood-glucose. Accessed April 9 2021.
Journal of Diabetes Nursing (2002). Pain, Distress and Blood Glucose Monitoring. Retrieved from: https://www.diabetesonthenet.com/uploads/resources/dotn/_master/2766/files/pdf/jdn6-6-188-91.pdf. Accessed April 9 2021.
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