Yup! I got a blood sugar monitor (much cheaper with a prescription, btw) and have been taking measurements every week since about week 20. I do one fasting and one one-hour-after-dinner each week and they've been normal. I'm mostly doing it just in case I have to go to the hospital, so that I have a record showing that my blood sugar is normal - they will probably assume the worst if you don't have any record.
Yup! Especially now that I have the monitor. It was a little scary pricking my finger at first, but I've gotten fairly used to it. Plus, I'd want to know if I was getting a little out of the range I want to be in so that I could control my foods a bit more. I have diabetes in my family, too, so I find it interesting.
|is it random? at home/ in the office? would you be careful what you ate that day? that week?|
Well, (for me at least) one measurement is fasting, first thing in the morning, and the other is one hour after dinner, so you shouldn't have to mess with it at work unless you start getting high readings and need to monitor closer. I would say you should be careful of what you eat while you're pregnant ANYWAYS, but to get a good idea of what your blood sugar is realistically you should not change your diet when you're going to measure it... that being said, I might not choose to take the weekly measurement after a huge meal of pizza and ice cream, if you know what I mean!
I would definitely recommend it if you're interested in tracking your blood sugar (and keeping in the low risk category if possible) and want to avoid the icky glucose tests.