Hi & welcome to Spark & this team!! This is Day 6 for me... and I can't believe all the wonderful helpful articles and tools and support... are available here... you will love SparkPeople! I have had diabetes for 8 years and have been on insulin for the past 4... even so, I found the SparkPeople article entitled "Home Blood Glucose Monitoring for People with Diabetes" extremely helpful!! See if this link works, if not.. go to health conditions tab above to search for diabetes monitoring.
I think this article will answer everything for you very wonderfully... and, of course, always follow what your doctor tells you first. Right now, my bs levels have been extremely elevated so I am testing before each meal and 2 hours after each meal. Testing before lets me guage how much insulin I need to take, and testing afterward really shows me the truth in how what I've eaten is working (and whether to make any further adjustments to insulin intake).
For you I think especially the morning fasting bs, and after meals is important so you can see how what you are eating affects your bs too.
Keep up the good work!!! Let us know what your doctor says!!!
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