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Why is it important to take a fingerstick reading before meal time?
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In brief: Diabetes ?
I presume you have been diagnosed with diabetes.
A blood sugar reading before meal time will tell your physician (and you) how well your blood sugar is being controlled. Right after a meal your blood sugar will go up normally and is not a good guide. Your physician may request a 2 to 4 hour after meal blood sugar too to see how well your body regulates sugar after a meal.

In brief: Diabetes ?
I presume you have been diagnosed with diabetes.
A blood sugar reading before meal time will tell your physician (and you) how well your blood sugar is being controlled. Right after a meal your blood sugar will go up normally and is not a good guide. Your physician may request a 2 to 4 hour after meal blood sugar too to see how well your body regulates sugar after a meal.
Dr. William Drescher
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
In brief: Pre-prandial checks
Taking readings after meals will naturally be high, due to the food a person just ate, so tracking levels for deciding the best treatment or changes that may be needed in dosing are best to get before meals.

In brief: Pre-prandial checks
Taking readings after meals will naturally be high, due to the food a person just ate, so tracking levels for deciding the best treatment or changes that may be needed in dosing are best to get before meals.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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