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How often should I check my glucose during pregnancy if I have diabetes?

You will probably need to check your blood glucose levels several times each day. If you take insulin, you may monitor before and after meals and at bedtime. If you have type 2 or gestational diabetes and are managing it through meal planning and regular exercise, you will need to check more frequently than usual.

When to Monitor

  • Once before each meal
  • 1–2 hours after each meal
  • At bedtime
  • During the middle of the night, around 2 a.m.

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