At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
When to Get Tested?
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm, or for a self check, a drop of blood from your finger. A few diabetic patients may use a continuous glucose monitor which is a small sensor wire inserted beneath the skin of the abdomen that measures blood glucose every five minutes.
Note: In general, it is recommended that you fast 8 hours before having a blood glucose test , however, persons with diabetes glucose levels are often checked both while fasting and after meals to provide the best control of diabetes.