Blood glucose monitoring is a major tool for managing Diabetes, which can detect your Blood glucose value.

Who needs a glucose meter?

Remember to ask your physician if you should check blood sugar, those who can benefit from this instrument test include the people suffering from or with the following:
Low blood glucose without general warning
Hyperglycemia causes ketones
Insulin or pregnancy
Blood glucose levels are difficult to control

How do I detect it?

Follow these steps:

After washing your hands, insert a piece of test paper into the instrument.
On the fingertip side, take a blood thorn to prick a drop of blood.
Press and hold the test paper to drip into the blood droplets and wait for the result to appear.
Your blood glucose level will appear on the dashboard of your glucose meter.
Please note: Be sure to refer to the user manual as the operation guide, as different test instruments may vary slightly.

What is the target range?

The American Diabetes Association recommends the following goals for most non-pregnant diabetes patients:
pre-meal blood sugar: 70 to 130 mg/dL
1~2 hours after meal blood sugar: <180 mg/dL
Please note: More or less stringent blood sugar targets may vary from person to person.

What is the meaning of my test results?

After completing your blood glucose test, you can record your results on your notebook and view them to see if your diet, physical exercise, or stress is affecting your glucose level. Take a closer look at your record and see if your blood glucose level is too high or too low for the next few days, at almost the same time. You may also need to work with your physician to understand what the results mean to you. Take time and patience, and keep in mind, as blood sugar results often trigger strong feelings such as confusion, frustration, anger, degeneration and even melancholy. It’s easy to use data to judge yourself, so remind yourself that it is just a way to track diabetes control and whether it works properly. The display simply indicates if you need to change your diabetes control plan.

Urine for blood glucose test

Urine tests for blood glucose are less accurate than blood tests, and they are only used when blood tests are not possible. However, when your diabetes is out of control or you have kidney disease (one of the complications of diabetes), urine tests for ketones are very important. In fact, everyone with diabetes should know how to check the ketones in the urine.

When you have diabetes, blood sugar levels can always be high. Over time, this can damage your body and cause many other problems. High blood glucose levels slowly erode the ability of pancreatic cells to produce insulin and cause vasosclerosis. In short, it is extremely important to keep track of your blood sugar results and provide them to your healthcare provider with a holistic view of your diabetic care plan to understand your body’s response.

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