Updated: Jul 30, 2020
Increased blood sugar levels have become an issue in every other household today. Diabetes- a lifestyle induced disease has spread it's roots everywhere.
In such times, it is extremely important to know how to monitor the levels yourself.
Ignorance is bliss but surely not always! Not many of us know how to check blood sugar levels at home.
Knowing how to check for blood sugar levels is a basic skill today and everyone should know how to do it. Read on to learn how.
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1. Selecting the right machine
Tons of different glucometers are available in the market today. Most of them function in a similar way.
You can select one according to your convenience and price range.
The approx price range for a good glucometers is INR 1000-2000. The most famous brands include AccuChek, Dr.Morepen, OneTouch, etc.
The glucometer set has the following components:
This is what the entire package looks like (we do not endorse any particular brand):
2. Selecting the right finger
Generally the most preferred finger is the ring finger of the left hand. The reason behind this is that this finger is used lesser than the others and thus there are lesser chances of infection.
3. What to do?
The process is very simple.
Start by cleaning your hands properly with soap and water.
Insert the test strip into the machine.
Prick your finger with the lancet.
Touch the drop of blood to the test strip.
Wait for 5 sec to read the result on the monitor.
And you are done!
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