If you were recently diagnosed with diabetes, it’s very important to keep on top of your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about testing blood glucose.
When Should I Test?
While you should double check with your healthcare provider, the best time for testing blood glucose is before every meal and two to four hours after eating if possible. This means you’ll be testing three to six times per day. Additional times to test include:
- During periods of stress or illness
- While pregnant
- When you suspect your blood glucose is low
- When you change medications
How Do I Find a Good Glucose Meter?
Ask your doctor which one he or she recommends. Then, find a glucose meter with features important to you, such as portability, ease of use, a b...Read More