Type 2 Diabetes Self Monitoring
Self monitoring is important for those with type 2 diabetes.
Blood Testing for Glucose for Type 2 Diabetes
- Monitor your blood glucose as directed.
- If you are receiving insulin, you should test your blood sugar before meals and at bedtime every day and record the readings.
- Learn to use your glucose monitor correctly.
- Daily home glucose monitoring is essential:
- Try to keep your glucose level between 70-110 mg/dl before meals.
- Two hours after meals, your glucose level should be less than 140 mg/dl.
- Check your blood sugar before operating a motor vehicle.
- Raise your blood sugar level by eating, if it falls below 70 mg/dl.
- Carefully monitor your blood sugars when you are ill.
- Blood glucose increases when you are ill or have an infection.
Continue to Type 2 Diabetes Taking Control
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