Talk to you doctor or healthcare providers about the best times to check your blood glucose, as optimal times vary by person.
Some options include:
- after fasting (after waking or not eating for eight to 12 hours) or before meals
- before and after meals, to see the impact that the meal had on your blood sugar
- before all meals to decide how much insulin to inject
- at bedtime
Bring a record of your blood sugar results to doctors’ appointments so you can review it and make changes to your treatment if necessary.