Get motivated with your meter

Meter MotivationOne Thing For Today

Your meter can be particularly motivating when it shows real change. And change is easier than you may think. Today, try testing your blood sugar before and after exercise. You don’t have to run a marathon; just a brisk walk will do the trick. See how that number falls post-exercise. And the next time your blood sugar is high, remember what a powerful tool a few quick laps around the block can be in bringing it down.

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Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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by Nicole Purcell
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