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Figure 71 Data from continuous glucose monitoring may reveal surprising patterns of glucose excursions which could not be predicted from intermittent self blood glucose monitoring. These profiles show that the patient was frequently hypoglycemic during the night, while glucose control during the day was poor. Such information can lead to more focused adjustments of insulin regimens and improvement of overall glycemic load
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Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...