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How to Use Diabetes Test Strips

Diabetes test strips are used at home and they are used to monitor your blood sugar level. These test strips are made of plastic. The end of the strip which is white in color and it is coated with glucose or dehydrogenases enzymes. The test strip has two machines one which of the size of your palm and this is where the strip goes and the other one is small and has a needle that can be changed. For you to test your blood sugar level you will need to use the smaller machine and inject one of your figures. Once you have injected your figure you will place the end of your strip on the blood and remove it after you hear a beep sound, the strip has already been inserted on the monitor. The beep sound produced by the machine lets you know that enough blood has been corrected for reading. Once it has read your blood it will produce another beeping sound to make you know that it is ready to show the results. The range of 5.0 and 7.0 is the normal blood sugar level. Anything above this level or below this level means that you will need to check your blood sugar level regularly and take the results to your local doctor. These strips are readily available at any pharmacy outlet and they are very cheap.

Urine test strips can also be used the blood sugar level for those who will be testing the level regularly. These strips will change color instead of producing a beep sound. To check if you have diabetes, you will compare the color you will get on the strip with color chat at the back of your container. The end of the strip is white just like the machine strip and testing using the urine is a simple process. For you to test yourself using this strip, you will need to take a urine sample and place the end of the strip on the urine for about one or two minutes and then take it out. The color of the strip will start changing and you will be required to compare color of the strip with the color chart provided on the back of the container. If you don’t like blood and injections you can use the urine strip. You can consult your doctors if the tests you have done for more than a week are above or below the three middle colors.

You should not worry if you find yourself diabetic because the doctor will guide you on what to do. In most cases the doctor will advise you to check on your weight and your diet.Looking On The Bright Side of Products

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