What is the ideal time to check the blood glucose level?
During pregnancy: The timing of test again can be either before breakfast, lunch or dinner; however, post-meal readings should be taken - 1-1.5 hours after food.
In some cases midnight blood glucose may be required to be checked.
The ideal blood glucose level control should be as follows:
|Fasting or Level||Excellent Control||Good Control||Fair Control||Poor Control|
|Fasting or Level Before a Meal||60-100||100-140||140-180||Over 180|
|Fasting or Level After a Meal||110-140||140-180||180-220||Over 220|
Glucose level mentioned in blood are in mg/dl. To convert mmol/litre into mg/dl (milligrams per deci-litre) the value should be multiplied by 18 (eg. 10 mmol/dl is same as 180mg/dl)