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, exercise 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 exercise 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.
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