Testing your blood sugar
When using a mealtime insulin like Humalog®, you must test your blood sugar (glucose). You may need to test before and after meals and at bedtime. Your healthcare provider will tell you when and how often you should test.
Why keep track?
Keeping track of your blood sugar levels will help you and your healthcare providers:
- Know if you're meeting your blood sugar goals
- Learn how different foods affect your blood sugar levels
- Figure out how much insulin you should be taking
Your healthcare provider will tell you what to do if your blood sugar is high or low. If you take too much Humalog, your blood sugar may fall low (hypoglycemia). If you forget to take your dose of Humalog, your blood sugar may go too high (hyperglycemia).
Your blood sugar goals
The American Diabetes Association recommends1 blood sugar goals for people with diabetes. These don't apply to everyone, however, so work with your healthcare provider to set the right goals for you.