Friday, May 15, 2015

Checking glucose level with a used lancet on an unwashed skin area

I have been to 2 different diabetes education courses to learn about my disease. Both courses were accredited by the ADA. Both taught me that each and every time I check my glucose level, I must first wash the area that is going to be checked. Then I have to get the meter ready. Then I sterilize the lancet area with an alcohol pad. Then I switch out the old lancet and put in a new one. Then I can finally check

How many times have I checked with a used lancet on an unwashed skin surface? Countless numbers of times out of sheer laziness.

If any other diabetics that read this do the same, please comment about it below. Thank you.

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