The answer to your question is highly dependent on your unique clinical situation. Monitoring glucose has many advantages: it can help adjust your medication and alert you to high or low blood glucose. Even for people not on medications for diabetes, monitoring glucose can help you understand how your blood glucose levels respond to food and physical activities.
To learn your own body's response, it's best to check your blood glucose 2 hours after meals or after physical activities and compare them to glucose levels before. It may be helpful to see glucose monitoring as a useful tool to learn about your body rather than a test by which your effort is judged.
Answered by: William Hsu, M.D.