Tips For Blood Glucose Monitoring

Pay Attention To Testing Strips

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The testing strips are one of the key components in glucose monitoring kits. These essential pieces of technology help turn a patient's blood sample into readable data. If they are not calibrated correctly, the patient's blood glucose monitoring device will get incorrect data measurements. This makes it especially important for individuals to pay attention to their testing strips. The strips expire after a certain amount of time, and an expired strip may not calibrate the data correctly.

Patients need to use the right strips to make sure that they are getting accurate readings for their log. Readings from expired strips may show potential problems that do not actually exist. Another important thing is for patients to make sure their strips are not stored in direct sunlight. They should be kept in a dry place that is free of moisture. Keeping them in a cool or room temperature area is best. Individuals must make sure they do not overheat, but do not expose them to freezing temperatures.

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