Type 1 diabetes - day-to-day management
Blood sugar monitoring
How should I check my blood sugar?
Blood glucose meters measure the quantity of glucose in the blood. Levels between 4 and 8 mmol/L are considered normal, depending on age, weight, diet, physical activity as well as other factors including stress, emotions, etc.
Generally, for a type 1 diabetic child, levels under 4 indicate low blood glucose (hypoglycemia), whereas levels above 10 indicate high blood glucose (hyperglycemia).
Here are some guides to help you:
An index between 4 and 8 mmol/L is considered normal