URL of this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/presentations/100220.htm

Monitoring blood glucose - Series—Monitoring blood glucose: Using a self-test meter

Monitoring blood glucose - series - Using a self-test meter

Overview

Set up the meter according to the specific directions that come with your meter. Get the supplies ready, including a new test strip and disposable lancet. Place the lancet into the lancing device.

Review Date 1/26/2020

Updated by: Brent Wisse, MD, board certified in Metabolism/Endocrinology, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

Related MedlinePlus Health Topics