Diabetics should measure blood sugar before meals to best establish their long-term blood sugar levels. Premeal sugar level is more closely aligned with long-term levels than standard blood sugar measurements taken two hours after a meal. Postmeal levels are still important to measure the effects of the meal on blood sugar.
Important: Those with diabetes should maintain a low-sugar and low-carbohydrate diet.
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