A simple finger prick blood test or urine test can be used to determine an individual’s blood glucose levels. A person’s risk factors will determine how often they would test their blood glucose levels. Having diabetes increases the risk of various health conditions so it is important to detect increased blood glucose levels sooner rather than later. Individuals who are at an increased risk of developing diabetes are encouraged to test every year and those who are already diagnosed with diabetes may test between four (4) to ten (10) times every day.
Blood glucose testing through a blood test
The common way to test a person’s blood glucose or blood sugar levels is by conducting a fasting blood glucose test. To conduct this 5-second test using a Codefree glucometer, a small sample of blood is tested after fasting for at least eight (8) hours. Normal blood glucose levels should be less than 100mg/dL and a result higher than 100mg/dL but lower than 126mg/dL might indicate a person is prediabetic.
A person with a diagnosis of prediabetes can retrace their steps and reduce their risk of developing diabetes. A combination of physical activity, weight loss and a controlled diet can lower their blood glucose and ultimately prevent a diagnosis of diabetes. A person with a blood glucose reading of 126mg/dL is likely diabetic. However, before a final diagnosis of diabetes is made, the healthcare practitioner will require you to take an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).
Having a blood glucose monitor is imperative for everyone and the Codefree glucometer is recommended for quick self-monitoring. The Codefree blood glucose monitor provides accurate results in 5 seconds, using a drop of blood because of its capillary action test strips which eliminates chances of error. It does not also require a code before it can be used. It also has the capacity to store 500 tested blood glucose values with date and time.Leave a reply