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Blood Glucose Pattern Management

What is Blood Glucose Pattern Management?

  • It is a way to make sense of your blood glucose and treatment plan.
  • It is a way to understand how your daily decisions affect your blood glucose.
  • It is a way to help you achieve your blood glucose targets to prevent diabetes complications.
  • It involves 5 steps that this Pattern Management Tool will help you walk through.

5 Steps

  • Record: Record your blood glucose for 3 days at the following times: before meals, 2 hours after the start of eating meals, and at bedtime.
  • Review and Recognize: Review your blood glucose levels, highlight any out-of-target blood glucose results, and try to recognize if there is a pattern of highs or lows.
  • Reason: Refer to section 3 of the Pattern Management Tool to help you find the reason for the pattern(s).
  • Remove: Make adjustment(s) to remove one pattern at a time in the following order:
    • First - fix low blood glucose (any pattern of blood glucose results less than 4).
    • Second - fix high blood glucose before breakfast or before meals (any pattern of blood glucose results higher than 7 before meals).
    • Third - fix high blood glucose after meals (any pattern of blood glucose results higher than 10 when checked 2 hours after the start of eating your meals).
  • Reassess: Reassess by checking your blood glucose at specific times to see if you have removed the pattern.

Why should you learn to be a Pattern Manager?

  • It helps you take charge of your diabetes.
  • It helps you to achieve your blood glucose targets to prevent diabetes complications.
  • It helps you and your healthcare team make decisions about your diabetes management plan.
  • If you are having trouble figuring out the reason for your out-of-target blood glucose patterns, speak with your healthcare team (don't forget to bring your Pattern Management Tool