When to Test Blood Glucose
Ask your healthcare team when it is best to check your blood glucose and how often you should test. You may want to check at different times of the day to get an idea of how well your treatment program is working for you. The best times to check are before breakfast, before lunch, before dinner, and before bedtime snack. Sometimes it is helpful to check blood glucose 2-4 hours after a meal to see the effect of food on your glucose levels.
There are times when you will want to check your blood glucose more often than usual. You may think of other times as well.
Page last updated: May 19, 2013