Monitoring Your Blood Glucose

Monitoring your blood glucose levels gives you information about the effects of food intake, medication, activity and stress as glucose levels change throughout the day and night. It is important to set goals for your personal blood glucose level (range) with your health care team.

Self-monitoring of blood glucose provides the necessary information to make informed decisions regarding day-to-day diabetes care. The goal of self-monitoring of blood glucose is to use results to adjust insulin, diet and/or activity to achieve optimal diabetes self-management.