There are two primary ways to figure out your blood sugar: a blood glucose meter and a continuous glucose meter.

Checking your blood glucose requires three things: a blood glucose meter, a test strip, and a lancing device. Here are the typical steps:

  1. Wash your hands to ensure you have no sugary residue on them. You want to check your blood sugar, not the sugar content of the apple you had for a snack.
  2. Insert a test strip into the meter.
  3. Use the lancing device to get a drop of blood.
  4. Touch the end of the test strip to the drop of blood. It will magically “drink up” the drop of blood.
  5. See the result on your meter’s screen.

Watch the video below for thorough steps.


Source: Diabetes Daily