Not Replacing Lancets Regularly
Lancets are the needle that pokes out of a glucometer. While it can be frustrating to deal with, replacing them regularly can help you accurately treat diabetes. When getting a reading from a lancet you’ve previously used, it could have dried blood and bacteria on it. This could cause an inaccurate reading and infection. Dull lancets can also cause pain and discomfort when testing blood sugar. Keep them disinfected with an alcohol wipe and replace them when needed. It’s also important to calibrate your glucometer regularly to ensure accurate readings. Check the user manual or consult with your healthcare provider for instructions on how often to calibrate your device.