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Best Times to Test Your Blood Sugar

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Man tracking blood sugar in journal.
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Why should you test your blood sugar?


Checking blood sugar in morning.
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When should you check your blood sugar?


Checking insulin before lunch.
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Before a meal and two hours after eating


Doctor handing patient new prescription.
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If your diabetes medication changes


Home care nurse explaining new medication to patient.
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If you start, stop, or change any medications


Checking blood sugar before starting day.
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When you wake up


Getting comfortable to sleep.
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Before going to sleep


Checking blood sugar before starting yoga.
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Before and after exercise


Man sick in bed.
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When you are sick


Low blood sugar reading and insulin pens.
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Before driving a vehicle or operating machinery


High blood sugar check.
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When you suspect hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia


Stressed out foreman on job site.
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When your stress increases


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Eileen Bailey is an award-winning author of six books on health and parenting topics and freelance writer specializing in health topics including ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer. Her wish is to provide readers with relevant and practical information on health conditions to help them make informed decisions regarding their health care.