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[Guild] Type 2 Diabetes - Deciphering Common Diabetes Myths!

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Posted on 2020-02-12 05:44:48 | Show thread starter's posts only

Being able to accurately monitor your Blood Balance Formula Review Type 2 diabetes requires utilizing a blood glucose meter. When these meters work correctly, they are an invaluable piece of equipment to help you stabilize your blood sugar level. But when their readout is inaccurate, they can not only be worthless, but they can create more issues unnecessarily. What causes them to be inaccurate? You might be surprised.

Not using enough blood for your sample. Meters are becoming more and more precise while requiring less of a blood sample in order to do so. While requiring less blood is a benefit for the person with Type 2 diabetes, there are still minimum requirements of what is necessary in order for the meter to accurately measure your blood sugar levels. Not having a clean surface. Both the contact point of the meter, as well as your skin being tested, have to be clean. Having a buildup of dirt, alcohol, or even perspiration on the testing site could alter the results. The best method for ensuring a clean location is to wash the area and dry it off using a clean towel.

Make sure the monitor is working properly. If batteries are running low, it can still allow the meter to turn on, but it won't accurately measure your blood sugar level. Always check your meter before you test a blood sample to ensure it is running at full capacity. Not protecting it. Meters are meant to be able to withstand a certain amount of abuse from us as we move around. But they are still delicate pieces of electronic equipment that have to be handled with care. This means being careful not to throw it, drop it, compress it too much such as in your pants pocket, or even leave it in a hot car. Meters can even become damaged from bouncing around inside a purse or bag.