Video series about blood glucose monitoring for children and young people with diabetes, including how to do a test and record the blood glucose level, as well as disposing of lancets.
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How to do a blood glucose test
How to record blood glucose levels in a diabetes log book
How to use computer software to record blood glucose levels
Disposal of lancets (the sharp bit)
The lancets used within the finger-pricking device should be changed at least every 2–3 days. This reduces pain and also reduces the risk of infection.