I have always seen accuchecks ordered ac and hs or BID with instructions before breakfast and just before supper.
My MIL lives in another state, has history of mini-strokes (memory trouble), has artificial heart valves and just got a new diagnosis of "sugar diabetes" which her mother had as well.
Her info is vague but she has said that she checks her sugar after breakfast and after supper. I asked her if that's what the doctor told her to do... specifically "after" part. The info I've read said before meals unless specified differently from your MD.
I just don't understand the physiological implications of doing it after a meal versus before.
She's not on insulin. I thought she was on an oral med for diabetes but she didn't know name and something caused constipation and upset stomach and she said the doctor stopped it. I'm concerned with what's going on but I don't "get" the after meals part for accuchecks. Can you help?