A Step by Step Guide on Using a Glucose Meter
When it comes to handling your diabetes and keeping it under control one of the best things that you can have in your arsenal is a glucose meter. This handy tool will allow you to track your glucose levels to ensure that you are aware of how to go about your day, if you need to make any changes to your diet, or you need assistance immediately.
However, unfortunately, there are a lot of badly designed glucose meters out there that make the process as difficult and as confusing as possible. Thankfully, there is the Diathrive meter which makes the process easy and efficient. Here we will take you step by step through the process of suing a glucose meter.
Getting the blood
The meter will need at least 0.4 µL in order to work. You can take this sample from your finger, as is most common, or you can also take it from a number of places on your body, whichever is most comfortable for you. Once you have the blood you will then need to place it onto the test strips and insert it into the meter.
If there is not enough blood for the meter to analyze then a message will appear on the screen asking you to top up the blood. There is no need to completely redo the process.
Get a reading
The meter works very quickly, in fact, you will have your reading back in just 4 seconds! This means that the process is as quick and easy as possible for you, allowing you to get on with your life.
The reading can then be stored on the meter for up to a total of 300 readings. This means that it will allow you to see your average blood glucose reading over a time period (30, 60 or 90 days). This can then allow you to adjust your lifestyle and diet accordingly and give you a better understanding of whether or not a new diet is working.
You can then download and save the readings onto your computer via USB, allowing you an even great time period to analyze.
The meter is clever enough to be able to remind you to take a reading and will also indicate if your glucose reading is outside of your allocated norms. All of these clever additions will help you to keep a track of your blood glucose levels and to maintain your diabetes without worrying about remembering to take your levels.
Although having to constantly keep track of your blood glucose levels can be a pain there is now a meter that makes this process as easy as possible.
The glucose meter from Diathrive reminds you to take readings and provides you with feedback in 4 seconds, allowing you to continue with your day. The meter is simple to use and any additional information is easily and boldly displayed on the meter’s large screen.