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Your Glucose Meters and You

Let’s face it, if you’re going to be able to deal with, live with, and monitor your diabetes, you and your blood glucose meter have to get along. It can be difficult to have the desire or will to fit your glucose meter into your life. But with a few tips on using and utilizing your glucose meter efficiently, you can incorporate your glucose meter into your life with little to no intrusion for you, allowing you to better combat your diabetes. This will help things like your medicine, exercising regimen, diabetic diets and diabetic recipes all work better for you.

One good thing to do when you’re trying to get used to your glucose meters is to go through a tutorial or the directions, or practice once with your doctor, to make sure you have the correct form down and you’re doing it properly. How does this help you fit it into your lifestyle? That’s easy. By learning how to do it right the first time, you won’t have to repeat several times over to get an accurate reading, therefore limiting the time you have to spend on it.

Another thing to do when working the glucose meter into your life is to look for one that offers extra functions while shopping for one. Try finding one that automatically logs your past measurements and tells you whether you are high or low. This will allow you to spend less time on mapping your results to find out what increases or decreases your sugar level and more time with your diabetic diet, diabetic recipes, and exercise – things that you can make much more fun than recording results.

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