Checking Your Blood Glucose | Diabetes Discharge | Nucleus Health

by birtanpublished on September 27, 2020

This video will teach you how to check your blood sugar level please watch the entire video before checking your blood sugar level learning how to check your blood sugar level can help you make good daily decisions about managing your diabetes checking your blood sugar

Involved sticking your finger with a landset and testing your blood with a glucose meter your healthcare provider will tell you when and how often to check your blood sugar and give you a blood sugar target range try to keep

Your blood sugar within your target range you will need alcohol wipes or soap and water a Lancet which is a small needle that fits into the landset device test strips a blood glucose meter and a

Logbook step 1 wash your hands with soap and water and then dry them or use an alcohol wipe to clean the finger you will use for the testing site and let it dry step 2 remove a test strip from the container and put the cap back on to

Protect the strips be sure to use a new test strip each time you check your blood sugar step 3 insert the test strip into your glucose meter step 4 place a new landset into your land set device always use a new land set every time you

Check your blood sugar step 5 stick the side of your finger with the land set to get a drop of blood sticking the side of your finger rather than the tip hurts less use a different finger for each test to help prevent

Sore spots you may need to gently massage or squeeze the blood out of your finger squeezing your finger too hard may give an inaccurate reading most Lancet devices have a dial that lets you select

How deep the Lancet goes into the skin if you get more blood than you need dial the number down so the land set does not go as deep if you do not get enough blood dial the number up so the land set goes in deeper step 6

Touch the correct part of the test strip to the drop of blood but not your skin the meter will display your blood sugar level on a screen step 7 write the number into your log book be sure to record your blood sugar level every time

You check it also use your log to record things that may affect your blood sugar such as illness exercise stress and eating food at a party make sure to follow up with your doctor regularly and bring your logbook to all of your doctor

Appointments you and your doctor may need to discuss changes to your meal plan physical activity or diabetes medications

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