What to expect when getting your blood sugar tested

Getting your blood sugar tested may seem scary, but it is a very simple test that tells us important things about your health.

We will use a small machine called a blood glucose meter and collect a small drop of your blood to tell us how much sugar is in your blood.

We Will…
  1. Clean your finger with an alcohol wipe to make sure it is free of germs.
  2. Gently rub your finger to get blood flowing which makes the test easier and quicker.
  3. Use a lancing device and touch it to your fingertip. On the count of three we will press a button and you will feel a small prick. A small drop of blood will appear on your fingertip.
  4. Touch the drop of blood to the glucose meter so it can read your blood sugar.
  5. Wipe away any extra blood and give you a band aid for your finger.


Type 2 diabetes affects millions of individuals and their families, workplaces, and the U.S. health care system.


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