Tips for successful testing
- Wash your hands with warm water and dry them.* (This will remove anything on your hands that may affect your results).
- Prick the side of your finger with your lancing device.
- Don't squeeze your finger. Instead, hold your hand down below your waist for about 5 seconds.
- Apply the blood to the test strip and wait for the meter to display your result.
*If you are going out for the day and you will not be near a bathroom or a sink, place a wet cloth in a plastic bag to wipe your fingers with before you test your blood glucose. It is best not to use 'wet wipes' since these can actually affect your blood glucose result.