Testing your blood sugar...use the results:
goals for type 2 diabetes, not using insulin, HbA1c above 6.5%

 

There is little point in testing your sugar if you do not use the results. You should

aim glucose levels: Units mmols/l
2 hours after meals
less than 9
before meals (or at other times)
4-7

 

 

Testing after meals

If your sugar is

more than 9
2 hours after after a meal it is too high. You may

Check your fasting sugar

Test first thing in the morning occasionally, before you have eaten. A fasting sugar of 8 or more is not well controlled, and you need to

 

Test at other times

Test at other times to confirm you are well controlled..eg 4 hours a fter a meal, before you go to bed etc. A sugar of 8 or more is not well controlled, and you need to