You start to feel shaky, nervous, and you are sweating. Maybe you become cranky all of a sudden. What do you do? Well, if you have diabetes and take medicine for it, then I hope the first thing you do is check your blood glucose.
CHECKING FOR LOWS
The safest site to check when you think you are having a low is the side of your finger. Make sure your hands are clean. And be sure your strips are still good – check the date on the strips container.
LIFESCAN ONETOUCH METERS CATCH THE LOWS
I use the OneTouchVerioIQ meter to check my blood glucose. I have used a number of OneTouch models over the past 8 years and I trust the brand. When it comes to checking lows, your meter needs to be able to detect those lows. OneTouch is very accurate even when blood glucose is less than 75. All of my checks will be within 10 mg/dL of my true blood glucose, when compared to a blood draw. That is important! I want my meter to catch those lows.
Tip: With OneTouch, you can tag checks as “before meal” or “after meal.” You can also look at “Pattern” to find out when you tend to go too low (or too high).