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How to Test Blood Glucose at Home

Firstly, pay attention to varieties of signals in the blood glucose meter, and ensure a sufficient electricity before operation. Then, adjust the code of blood glucose meter to make it the same as the test paper code. Whether the test paper surface is damp or with other pollution should be confirmed before each self-test. Be careful to avoid touching the surface of the test paper.

Before taking blood, wash hands with warm water or neutral soap, knead repeatedly the finger prepared for blood collection until the blood is abundant. Subsequently, disinfect the finger pulp with 75% alcohol, prick the finger after the alcohol is volatile.
Before taking blood, wash hands with warm water or neutral soap

 

Suck a drop of blood into the blood sucking slot of the test paper. Afterwards, insert the test paper into the blood glucose meter and wait for the result. It must be noted that do not add blood again following the sucking of blood to the test paper, otherwise, the test results will not be accurate.
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Matters needing attention in blood collection
The blood sampling site should be rotated alternately. The prick of the same site repeatedly is easy to form a scar.

Blood glucose testing position: Taking blood on the side of the finger causes less pain and guarantees an adequate blood volume.

Taking blood on the side of the finger causes less pain and guarantees an adequate blood volume.

See also:

item Blood Glucose
item Condition Monitoring of Diabete
item How often should blood glucose be measured?
item Different meanings in seven different time frames for blood glucose monitoring
item Monitoring of Five Items of Diabetes

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