Diabetes: Daily Self-Care
Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Testing
Recommendations for the best time of day
to test your blood sugar depend on your
medicine, meal times and sugar control.
Use the chart below to note your doctor’s
recommendation for checking. Your doctor
may also suggest different goals, depending
on your situation. You may want to make a
copy of this chart to use on a weekly basis.
*Blood glucose values are measured from blood samples obtained from the finger or other sites, as
read on your blood glucose monitor. The target goals are based on recommendations from a panel
of medical experts. Talk to your doctor about what changes to make if your blood sugar levels are
not within this range.
Time to Test:
Bedtime 3 a.m.
80 - 120 < 180 80 - 120 < 180 80 - 120 < 180
100 - 140
70 - 110
If you have any self-care questions,
please contact your physician