How to Test Diabetes at Home: You need to know

Hey, diabetes peepers! Want to test your diabetes at home? It’s pretty much easy. Diabetes is now a common disease everywhere. It occurs when your blood sugar level or we can say glucose level is too high. Most of the food we eat is converted into glucose that our body uses for energy. In our body pancreas makes a hormone called Insulin and that insulin helps glucose get into the cells of our bodies, and when you have Diabetes disease, your body doesn’t make sufficient insulin or can’t able to use its insulin and it should. This causes glucose to build up in your blood.

Measure your blood glucose rate on the go with Dexcom g6 sensor. With such technology and other continuous glucose monitoring wears on your wrist you can effortlessly and painlessly measure diabetes readings.

There are several types of Diabetics. In type1 diabetes, our body doesn’t make insulin. In type2 diabetes, the body doesn’t use insulin easily and may not make enough insulin that much needed for our body. It is the most common form of diabetics.

When a woman’s body doesn’t use insulin well as much as her body needs while she is pregnant that diabetes is Gestational diabetes. It raises her risk for that type2 of diabetes and also raises the risk of her child getting diabetes. Don’t take these diseases normally; it is a severe disease because having high glucose levels in your blood can damage our kidney, nerves, and eyes.

Then we must know about the symptoms of diabetes. When you have Diabetics you feel hunger any time, and you feel tired without working, you got dry mouth and itchy skin, sudden weight loss, yeast infection, decrease vision feel pain, or numbness in your feet or legs, etc. For different diabetes, we got different symptoms.

Why do you need to check blood sugar levels at home naturally?

You need to check the blood sugar levels to know your glucose or sugar level in your blood. The routine check can help you know when your blood glucose level reaches too high or low. It will help you stay healthy and energetic.

We can test our blood to know the sugar or glucose level of our blood, depending upon your current situation you may need to visit your doctor so many times for testing. But you can test your diabetics at your home also.

In the bellow point, we discuss how to test diabetes at home

In the market, there are several types of glucometers are available you can choose any glucometer as you like.

Step-1

To test your blood sugar level, you must have collected the following instruments.

    1. Testing meter (glucometer)
    2. Test strips
    3. Lancing device 
    4. Lancet (middle)
    5. Sharps bin

Step-2

In the second step, you have to wash your hand finely with lukewarm water and dry. Then make sure your hands are dry.

Step-3

Insert the lancet into the hole of the lancing device, then remove the protective cover to open the needle. Then replace the cap over the lancing device.

Step-4

Check the expiry date of your strip and then insert an unused strip into the meter until the meter “beeps” or the screen turns on.

Step-5

Choose a finger to test but avoid your index finger or thumb and place the loaded lancing device against the edge of your fingertip and push the button until it releases the needle.

Step-6

After step 6, we have to wait for 3 or 4 sec and hang down your finger until a drop of blood comes to the surface.

Step-7

Now it is the time to record your blood sugar level you can note with a paper or pen it is best to remember the date and record the point whatever you get.

Step-8

It is the last step and at this step; we use a tissue to remove the test strip from that glucometer, which usually turns it off. Like a testing strip, a lancet is also using one. So remove that lancet from your lancing device and clean up.

In the above step, we got an idea of how to test diabetes at home safely. And you record diabetes routine wise. 

Finally looking at the record, your Doctor treats you if you need treatment. And there is also HbA1c, which measures your blood glucose level from the previous 2 or 3 months. It is made when the sugar in your body stops to your blood cell. A slightly high HbA1c makes you more risk and serious. It gets high means it needs more attention and will be done in 3 to 6 months and it is very important don’t skip it.

Blood glucose level is different in a normal person and a diabetes person

  • In a normal person before the meal, the glucose level is 4.0 to 5.9 mmol/L. And at least 90 minutes after the meal, the glucose level is under 7.8 mmol/L.
  • In children with type1 diabetes when wake up the sugar level is 4 to 7mmol/L. Before meal (pre-prandial) sugar level is 4 to 7 mmol/L and after 90 minutes of meal (postprandial) glucose level is 5 to 9 mmol/L.
  • Except for children the person who have suffering in type1 diabetes when wake up the sugar level is 5 to 7 mmol/L. Before meal 4 to 7 mmol/L and after 90 minutes of meal 5 to 9 mmol/L glucose level.
  • The person who have suffering in type2 diabetes, before a meal the sugar level is 4 to 7 mmol/L, and after 90 minutes of the meal the sugar level is under 8.5mmol/L.
  • When fasting the normal people’s blood sugar level is 4.0 to 5.4 mmol/L.

FAQs

Which glucometer is best to test diabetes at home?

Answer – Nowadays the most popular Glucometer is the Accu-Chek Active Blood Glucometer kit, Dr. Trust (USA) Fully Automatic GlucometerOneTouch Select Simple Glucometer, etc.

Blood glucose level is constant in everybody or not?

Answer – Blood glucose level change by age. It is different in children and different in teenagers and different in aged people, different in pregnant women.

Due to diabetes which heath disease also occurs?

Answer – If we have diabetes then maybe we suffer from kidney disease, Nerve damage, Retinal disease, Heart disease, Stroke.

What are the main 3 types of diabetes?

Answer – There are 3 main types of diabetes are there

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes

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