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When To Test Your Blood Glucose?

 

Your doctor would have advised you on when to test your blood glucose (blood sugar). In addition, below is the recommended frequency of blood glucose testing by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH)1.

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We know that most people with diabetes are surprised by the recommended testing frequency in a day since a lot of people with diabetes usually only monitor once a day, or even once a week.

What the MOH is recommending is blood glucose monitoring in a structured way (known as Structured Testing).

There are different ways to perform structured testing, depending on your goals and lifestyle. The most common one is known as paired-testing usually done before and after a meal1.

But why? Check out more on the article on ‘Protect Your Heart, Control Your Sugar Level’.

Reference:

1. Clinical Practice Guidelines. Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. 5th Edition (Dec 2015). Malaysia Ministry of Health.

 

Updated on 7 Jan 2019

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