Blood glucose monitoring is the primary tool to monitor blood glucose control. It can help people with diabetes and their care team identify
Most people with diabetes check their blood glucose before meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and before a bedtime snack. It is sometimes helpful to check blood glucose levels 2 hours after eating to see the effect of food on glucose levels.
Using a glucose meter and keeping a log of results is the best way to gauge how well a diabetes management plan is working.
The American Diabetes Association recommends the following targets for most non-pregnant adults with diabetes