Monitoring Blood Sugar
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about the concepts of checking blood sugar for patients with diabetes.

Course Publication Date: May 18, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:MBS120919
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Pediatric Medicine
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss some of the new needle-free alternatives for blood glucose monitoring.

  • List three of the factors used to set target blood sugar tests.

  • State recommended pre-prandial and postprandial blood glucose ranges.

  • Name two factors that affect the accuracy of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) results.

  • Describe the procedures that can be used to obtain an adequate blood sample for a fingerstick.

  • Discuss how diet and exercise affect blood sugar levels.

  • Discuss how factors such as illness and stress affect blood sugar.

  • Describe the most common user error related to SMBG.

  • Identify 3 critical uses of SMBG data by persons with diabetes.


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