The doctor gave you detailed instructions on what to do, but if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with all the information, get started with the doctor’s orders first.
How to measure blood sugar can be simple once you know how. Note down your target blood sugar range and set reminders for when you are advised to monitor your glucose. They might have also told you about the steps to take for when your levels are not within the target range, so jot the instructions down, too. If some things about these aspects confuse you, don’t hesitate to contact your physician.
Afterward, take the glucometer package and read through the directions. Most glucose meters work the same way, but there could be little differences in instructions. For instance, some brands ask you to press a button to turn the device on, while others automatically power up once you insert the test strip.
Once you’re comfortable with the device, you’ll be more confident when it’s time to measure your blood sugar levels.