How to Check Your Blood Glucose
Checking your blood glucose when you have type 2 diabetes requires pricking your finger and using a blood glucose meter to get a reading. Many people are intimidated by the idea of using a blood glucose meter, especially when they’re first diagnosed. But it takes only seconds once you get the hang of it.
Follow these six simple steps to check your blood glucose:
- Wash and dry your hands.
- Insert a test strip into your meter.
- Use a lancing device to prick the side of your finger and draw a small sample of blood.
- Hold your finger to the test strip.
- Wait for the reading.
- When the reading displays, record it or use it to take appropriate action.