Diabetes is the most prevalent chronic disease suffered by US citizens nowadays. As a result, the health care system puts high emphasis on disease prevention as well as screening. Early detection can be a great help in intervening and more importantly preventing the progression of pre diabetes to diabetes. There are many options to undergo for a pre diabetes test such as Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGT), Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (FGT) or A1C, all of which depends on the recommendation of the doctor. Once diagnosed with pre diabetes or diabetes, a blood sugar test kit is a must-have device, along with healthy lifestyle and diet.
A blood sugar test kit allows the patients to monitor and keep an accurate data of blood sugar levels in order to efficiently manage their diabetes. Moreover, blood sugar test kit is an integral part of staying on top of diabetes. It can be bought from a pharmacy even without prescription.
A blood sugar test kit is usually consists of blood glucose meter, test strips that are kept in a specially designed vial, and a lancing device. A droplet of blood is obtained from the patient through the lancing device. The blood is then placed on the testing strip to be inserted in the blood glucose meter to accurately read the blood sugar levels.
The following are the usual process of testing using the blood sugar test kit:
Ensure to know how to properly use the blood sugar test kit in order to avoid disregarding the symptoms of high blood sugar and miscalculating the insulin medication dose.
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