What is the ideal time to check the blood glucose level?

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What is the ideal time to check the blood glucose level?

For people with diabetes: The timing of the test should be either before or after a meal. It is generally recommended that the test be done before breakfast, lunch or dinner or they should be done two hours after breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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 LevelExcellent ControlGood ControlFair ControlPoor Control
Fasting or Level Before a Meal60-100100-140140-180Over 180
Fasting or Level After a Meal110-140140-180180-220Over 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)

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chams

my blood sugar level was 78fasting,and 157 on pp.but after taking glimpride and metformin it came too 80 fasting and 104 on pp.can i control my sugar level with healty lifestyle and cotroled diet?

after lunch I often work in the yard for l to 2 hrs and take my test when I come in. Does moving around after a meal increase the sugar in my blood more than sitting for the 2 hours?

mouna

any physical activity you perform will contribute to lowering your blood sugar level.

tafitz08

Where can I find a blank chart I can print off to keep track of my sugar levels?

naving

my blood sugar level before meal is below 100. do i have to chech post meal reading after 2 hrs to know whether i have diabetics or not. navin

michelledale

Can anyone please tell me what are the normal sugar levels in a type 2 diabetes, as my husband and I are having problems monitoring him.

guest

When Target levels
Before meals 70 to 140
1 to 2 hours after the start of a meal below 180

you have to monitor BG level frequently.

Have you using Blood Glucose Meter for Monitoring?

Regards:
Rajesh Kumar
09569549707

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