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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the best time to test your blood sugar?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
AM and PM: If you doctor wants you to check your sugars daily, you should at least check first thing in the morning (fasting) and 2 hours after your evening meal. Theoretically this will give the highest and lowest sugars of the day. If you take meds or shots with meals, checking sugars before each meal is also important.
Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Depends: If you are on pills and are well controlled, you can check at different times each day - fasting, before or 2 hours after meals. Just keep a record if what time you are checking. If you are on insulin, preferably before each meal and bedtime.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is the best time for checking blood sugar?

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Dr. Patrick Ramsey
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Fast/2 hr postmeal: Fasting and 2 hr post prandial (post meal) are the best time to check blood sugars as there are normal ranges used to assess these levels.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What do I look for when I test my blood sugar?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Depends when you ate: Check with your health care provider what your individual goals should be. Usually when you haven't eaten for 6 hours or more the levels should be in the 80-100 range. If you test 1-2 hours after a good sized meal, it would be more like 140-160. This would be for someone with their diabetes under good control.

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