What Is Blood Sugar Level Monitoring?

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Blood glucose monitoring, is a specific way to figure out  how much sugar is in your blood. Home blood-glucose monitoring is simple. At first, prick your finger with a lancing device, put a drop of blood on a test strip and insert the test strip into a blood-glucose-testing meter. Then you will know your blood glucose level. People with insulin-dependent diabetes, should check their blood glucose levels 3 or 4 times a day. Suggested monitoring time includes before meals, 2 hours after meals, at bedtime, in the middle of the night, and before and after exercise. For most people with diabetes, the targets are: 70 to 130 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) before meals; less than 180 mg/dL 2 hours after a meal.   Related FAQ: http://healthtopquestions.com/have-you-ever-heard-those-15-dangerous-signs-of-diabetes-complications-take-them-down/ http://healthtopquestions.com/heart-disease-risk-calculator/ http://healthtopquestions.com/calories-in-common-foods/