Blood sugar testing is an important part of diabetes care. Find out when to check blood sugar, how to use a blood sugar meter and more.
If you have diabetes, self-testing your blood sugar (blood glucose) can be an important tool in managing your diabetes and preventing complications. You can test your blood sugar at home also.
Blood sugar testing provides useful information for diabetes management. It can help you:
Your doctor will let you know how often to check glucose levels. The frequency of testing usually depends on the type of diabetes you have and your treatment plan.
COMMON TESTING TIMES
TYPE 1 DIABETES
Your doctor may recommend blood sugar testing four to 10 times a day if you have type 1 diabetes. You may need to test: