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If you have gestational diabetes, you need to know when your blood sugar level is outside the target range. Fortunately, you can see what your blood sugar level is anywhere and anytime by using a home blood sugar meter.
Here is a simple way to monitor your blood sugar at home.
Before you start testing your blood sugar:
The more often you test your blood sugar, the more you will know about how well your treatment is working.
Follow these steps when you test your blood sugar:
Recording your blood sugar results is very important. Your doctor will use this record to see how well your treatment is working and to know if anything needs to be changed or if insulin needs to be started. Be sure to take your record with you on each visit to your doctor or diabetes educator.
To record your results, you can:
Your fingertips may get sore from testing your blood sugar so often. Here are some tips to help prevent sore fingers:
Current as of:
August 31, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineRhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as of: August 31, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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