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A BGL measures the concentration of glucose in the blood at the time of the check. Performing blood glucose levels, recording them in your record book, and reviewing them regularly is the only way you will know how to determine the correct dose of insulin to give. You need to know how to adjust insulin doses.
The target rangeforBGLs is 4.0mmol/L – 7.0mmol/L before main meals.
Blood glucose record book
An assessment of blood glucose levels tell you if you are getting the correct dose of insulin. Growing children will require regular insulin dose adjustment.
All BGL readings and insulin doses should be recorded in a record book. Keeping a detailed record of your BGL’s allows you to assess if you need to make changes to your insulin doses.
Always wash and dry hands before taking a BGL as food on your fingers can alter the BGL reading.
The ACCU-CHEK FastClix lancing device has been proven to be the least painful and overall easiest to use. This should have been provided for you to use at diagnosis. For video instructions on how to use the lancing device please
NOTE: the RCH advices that lancets should only be changed once a day not at each BGL test as per the video