Glucose meters

How to Use a Blood Glucometer

• Code the meter whenever a new box of test strips is used
• Select your preferred unit of measurement i.e. set the glucometer to mmol/L or mg/dL
• Disinfect finger with alcohol swab
• Obtain blood sample from the disinfected finger by using the lancet to prick the tip of the finger and hold a drop of blood to the edge of the strip
• Place the test strip with the blood sample into the meter (this depends on the model used; refer to instruction manual for details) and the blood glucose result will be displayed in either mg/dl or mmol/L
• Record the reading
• Remove test strip from the glucometer