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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
The more often you
test your blood sugar, the more you will know about how well your treatment is
Follow these steps when you test your blood
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
Your fingertips may get
sore from testing your blood sugar so often. Here are some tips to help prevent
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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