How do I Use a Blood Glucose Monitor?

How Do I Use A Blood Glucose Monitor?

Blood Glucose Monitors (BGMs) help you measure the current amount of glucose in your blood.

Most of them are simple to use and work the same way. Follow the steps below:

When Should I Check My Blood Glucose Levels?

It is important to check blood glucose levels:
• before and after meals and snacks
• before, during, and several hours after exercise
• at bedtime

You may also need to check your blood glucose in the middle of the night if you wake up not feeling well, change your insulin dosages, or become sick.

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