About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

What is the Ideal Time to Check the Blood Glucose Level?

Written by Bina Naik | Medically Reviewed by dr. reeja tharu / dr. sunil shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Dec 14, 2019
View in Hindi
Font : A-A+

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.

Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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)

  1. Self-monitoring Blood Glucose (SMBG): Now and the Future -Amber L. Briggs,Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Vol. 17, No. 1, 29-38 (2004)
  2. Heagarty, Margaret C. Life-style change: a difficult challenge. Pediatrics. 1976; 58:314-5.

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Bina Naik. (2019, December 14). What is the Ideal Time to Check the Blood Glucose Level?. Medindia. Retrieved on Dec 03, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/selfmonitoring-bloodglucose-values.htm.

  • MLA

    Bina Naik. "What is the Ideal Time to Check the Blood Glucose Level?". Medindia. Dec 03, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/selfmonitoring-bloodglucose-values.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Bina Naik. "What is the Ideal Time to Check the Blood Glucose Level?". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/selfmonitoring-bloodglucose-values.htm. (accessed Dec 03, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Bina Naik. 2021. What is the Ideal Time to Check the Blood Glucose Level?. Medindia, viewed Dec 03, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/selfmonitoring-bloodglucose-values.htm.


Do you wish to consult a Diabetologist for your problem? Ask your question

View All

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

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?

rjames

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

Advertisement
Recommended Reading
Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Drugs for Diabetes - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)
    Alogliptin and Pioglitazone
    Ertugliflozin
    What's New on Medindia
    Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
    World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
    Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Post-Nasal Drip Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants The Essence of Yoga Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Noscaphene (Noscapine) Iron Intake Calculator Blood Pressure Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients Drug Interaction Checker Find a Hospital
    open close
    ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE