Tuesday, May 07, 2013

How To Test Your Blood Sugar

A few years ago I found out I had Hypoglycemia. Which is low blood sugar. It's the opposite of Diabetes which is high blood sugar. I found out when after eating something with a lot of carbs or sugar I would get dizzy, feel really tired and not be able to wake up and get extremely shaky. My doctor gave me several blood tests and found out I had low blood sugar and gave me this test kit to use at home. It comes with a meter, lancet and a few strips. The strips you have to purchase each month. 

The lancet is easier than the ones I first saw. This one you push the end, put it against your finger and press the little yellow button which makes a tiny needle prick your finger so you can get a small blood sample. 

You put the test strip into the meter and put your blood sample onto the test strip and wait for the number to appear.

Mine was a little high that day. The normal range is between 80-120. 

Have you ever used a blood glucose meter?


  1. No, not upto now at least. It is good that you are living with it fine.

  2. Nope never used one, thankfully.

  3. That's good to hear.

  4. No, I've never had to use one either. What do you do if the reading is off? Watch what you eat or something else?

  5. Shelley, if the numbers are too low, like in the 40's or 50's I can eat a little something and bring them up for I feel better. But if they are high...I just have to wait for the number to come down.

  6. My mother just got one of those! I was going to try it out of curiosity. Thanks for the info. :)


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