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A 24-year-old member asked:

Now that i am pregnant, how often should i monitor my blood glucose levels?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Depends : If you are diabetic follow dr advice. If not diabetic wait until your glucose test ordered by your doctor. Regular testing is not otherwise recommended.
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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 55 years experience
Often: If you have type 1 dm as often as 10-20 times a day.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

How often should I be testing blood glucose while pregnant?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
4 times a day: If you have gestational diabetes, blood sugar should be tested 4 times each day: 1) a fasting level when first waking up 2) 2 hours after breakfast 3) 2 hours after lunch 4) 2 hours after dinner.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

When must I monitor my blood glucose levels so often?

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Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 46 years experience
Varies: How often to check your blood sugar depends on how you are using that information. If you are adjusting your Insulin based on blood sugars, you need to test a minimum of before each meal; you may also need to test after some meals to evaluate the effectiveness of the mealtime doses.
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Last updated Jan 17, 2013

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