Monitoring your blood-sugar level

Published On: Jul 23 2012 09:23:45 AM PDT   Updated On: Nov 03 2015 08:35:30 AM PST

Testing your blood-sugar (glucose) level is a crucial daily habit for a diabetic. Testing more than one time a day will assist you in preventing the long-term complications of the disease. Diabetics test their blood sugar levels through a drop of blood. In order to draw each blood sample, a diabetic must own some sort of blood glucose meter.


The Basics

When you test your blood sugar level, it is crucial to know your target range. Your doctor can tell you what that range is for you based on age, the severity of the disease and your overall health. For some diabetics it is only necessary to test one time a day. Others may have to test before bed, after exercise, or even after meals.


What Type of Meter is Right for You?

There are many different factors that contribute to what meter a diabetic chooses.