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Diabetes Needles & Lancets | Diabetes Care Online | Rightdose

Overview

If you’re living with diabetes, it’s important you can easily monitor your blood sugar levels. This will allow you to make changes to your insulin intake or diet and help to avoid potentially catastrophic conditions like diabetic ketoacidosis.

This can be fatal.

Other complications of poorly managed diabetes include:

  • Nerve damage
  • Impotence
  • Blindness
  • Loss of sensation in the hands and feet
  • Hearing loss

As you can see, it’s very important that diabetes is managed correctly. That means that you need to be able to monitor your blood sugar levels easily.

Monitoring blood sugar 

It’s fairly simple to get a blood sugar reading, as long as you have the correct equipment. You will need:

  • A finger prick device
  • Needles or lancets
  • Testing strips
  • Monitor

To carry out the test, insert the testing strip into the monitor. This will turn the monitor on.

Place the needle or lancet into the finger prick device and obtain a drop of blood. Put the blood on the testing strip and wait for the result.

Safely dispose of the testing strip and the needle or lancet.

You should take a note of the reading from the monitor. This will make it easy to compare your blood sugar levels on different dates and different times of day.

Needles and lancets from Rightdose

At Rightdose, we understand how important it is to keep your blood sugar in check.

That’s why we stock a range of needles and lancets, suitable for all the most popular diabetes testing kits.

We aim to make it as easy as possible to monitor diabetes, so you can take charge of your health. All our needles and lancets can be delivered quickly.

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