Hi Mark, thank you for your question to the forum.
Recommended blood glucose testing times may vary depending on what type of diabetes you have and your current management plan.
People with type 1 diabetes are usually recommended to test before meals. This information can then be used to adjust the dose of insulin taken so that it is appropriate for the blood glucose level (BGL) and carbohydrate eaten at that meal. In some cases people with type 1 diabetes may also be recommended to test 2 hours after a meal to determine if insulin dose is correct.
For information on testing for type 2 diabetes – go to the Diabetes Australia NSW website at the link below.
Talk to your doctor or diabetes educator for individualised advice on BG testing.