Measuring sugar levels in blood and urine yourself
Many people with diabetes measure their blood sugar levels themselves. For those who inject insulin several times a day, checking their sugar levels with a blood glucose meter is an important part of their daily treatment.
If someone has diabetes, their blood sugar levels have to be checked regularly. In people with type 2 diabetes, this can be done every few months. But that's not the case if insulin has to be injected. This is because the amount of insulin that is injected at mealtimes depends on your blood sugar level at the time, among other factors. Sugar levels in blood or urine can be measured in various ways. You can also measure the level of sugar in tissues of the body.
You can learn how to measure your blood sugar levels in patient education programs. These are offered as part of the disease management programs (DMP) for diabetes in Germany and other countries.