Monitoring Your Blood Sugar
Glucose Monitoring Devices
You can monitor your blood sugar at home with one of a variety of devices that use a small sample of blood.
Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar (glucose). Hypoglycemia may be a condition by itself, or may be a complication of diabetes or another disorder.
Why Your Healthcare Provider Tests Your Blood Sugar
In adults, a screening blood sugar test is generally used to determine if your blood sugar is too high. For adults, having an elevated blood sugar usually will not give you symptoms and may indicate a pending or current problem with type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes: Why Measure Glucose at Home
Many people with diabetes who use insulin test their glucose 2 to 4 times daily. By tracking changes in the readings, you can tell when your blood glucose goes up or down.