Diabetes Test Strips | Diabetes Online Care | Rightdose Pharmacy
It’s extremely important to keep diabetes under control, and this means being able to quickly and easily monitor your blood sugar levels.
This allows you to recognise oncoming hypo- or hyperglycemia and either change your insulin intake accordingly or eat something.
Complications of poorly managed diabetes include:
- Nerve damage
- Loss of sensation in the hands and feet
- Hearing loss
It can even lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, which can lead to a potentially fatal diabetic coma.
Fortunately, you can monitor your blood sugar in a few simple steps.
Monitoring your blood sugar
To check your blood sugar, you must first have all the correct equipment. You’ll need:
- A finger prick device
- Needles or lancets
- Testing strips
Insert the testing strip into the monitor and ensure it switches on. Then load the needle or lancet into the finger prick device. Use this to obtain a drop of blood and place this on the testing strip.
Within a few seconds, you should have your result.
You should then dispose of the needle and testing strip safely.
You want to write your blood sugar reading down, so you can recognise any patterns.
Testing strips from Rightdose
At Rightdose, we want to make it as easy as possible to monitor your blood sugar levels and manage diabetes.
That’s why we supply everything you need to keep your testing kit stocked.
We stock a wide range of testing strips, for all the most popular types of blood sugar monitors. This will allow you to monitor your blood sugar whenever you need to.
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