Time and frequency of blood glucose monitoring

When shoud you monitor your blood sugar? 

Those using insulin or insulin pump therapy are recommended to test your blood sugar levels prior to a meal, prior to a snack, and before bedtime. It’s also recommended to test your blood sugar levels occasionally after a meal or before exercise. If hypoglycemia is suspected, patients should continue monitoring their blood glucose levels until the blood glucose levels return to normal. Blood glucose should also be tested before critical tasks such as driving.

People with type 1 diabetes should test their blood glucose at least three times a day. Those with type 2 diabetes who are treated with insulin should test their blood glucose levels according to the frequency of any insulin injections and their management goals.

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