How Do You Use Diabetic Strips?

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If you’re a diabetic, there will be many things you must do to keep yourself healthy. One of your daily responsibilities will be to test your blood sugar. In this YouTube video, viewers will learn how to use a blood sugar meter and diabetic strips to test their blood sugar. Your doctor will let you know what your blood sugar range should be and what to do if your blood sugar is too high or low.

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Your doctor will let you know the frequency at which you test your blood sugar, but caring for yourself means knowing which symptoms mean you should test your sugar. According to Healthline, if you are a type one diabetic and use insulin, you are at risk for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Symptoms of hypoglycemia include hunger, sweating, fatigue, and confusion. If you have these symptoms, test your blood sugar.

On the other hand, there are times when your blood sugar may be too high (hyperglycemia) despite making consistent healthy food choices. Some medications can change your blood sugar, and so can certain illnesses. Symptoms of hyperglycemia can include extreme thirst, excess hunger, frequent urination, and feeling short of breath. Test your blood sugar to confirm your symptoms and follow your doctor’s instructions to lower your blood sugar.

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