The Champions Academy is a resource for knowledge and skills in diabetes care and education that will enable the healthcare team members to provide information and support to their patients.
Diabetes care consists in the management of blood glucose levels and the complications that result from high or low levels of blood glucose.
Blood Glucose Checks and Monitoring
Blood glucose numbers refer to the concentration of glucose (a type of sugar) present in the blood. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells and is transported to cells via the bloodstream. The body regulates blood glucose levels through the actions of hormones like insulin and glucagon, which help to balance the amount of glucose in the blood.
Blood glucose levels can be measured using a blood glucose meter or a continuous glucose monitoring system. Generally, a normal blood glucose is 70-130 mg/dl by the American Diabetes Association, a blood glucose level of less than 70 mg/dL (3.9 mmol/L) is considered low, while a blood glucose level of more than 180 mg/dL (10.0 mmol/L) is considered high.
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