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Diabetes: When to Test Your Child's Blood Sugar


Topic Overview

If you haven't already done so, talk with a health professional about how often you need to test your child's blood sugar level. Use this form to record the times you should test and when to call your child's doctor for blood sugar problems. Post the completed form in a convenient place as a reminder to test blood sugar.

The times to test each day are:

___ Before breakfast

___ After breakfast

___ Before lunch

___ After lunch

___ Before dinner

___ After dinner

___ At bedtime

Other times: ____________________________________

How often to test when ill:

Call a health professional if blood sugar is below ____.

Call a health professional if blood sugar is above ____.

Other questions about blood sugar testing:

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerStephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Last RevisedJuly 16, 2010

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