How to Test Your Blood Glucose Level | FreeStyle Precision Neo
Wash your hands with soap and warm water. Dry them completely. Open the test strip foil at the notch and tear
down to expose the test strip. Insert the test strip into the meter
until it stops, this will turn the meter on. The Apply Blood icon will blink
indicating that the meter is ready for you to apply a sample to the test strip.
Use the lancing device included in your kit to obtain a blood sample.
First remove the lancing device cap by snapping it off at an angle. Insert a new
lancet firmly into the blue lancet holder. Twist off the lancet cover,
replace the cap until it snaps or clicks into place. Be careful not to touch the exposed needle. Set the desired depth setting.
Cock the slider by pulling back the gray slider until it clicks. Next, select
your preferred test site. Use the lancing device to obtain a blood sample. Hold the
lancing device firmly against the site and press the lancing button. Lift the
lancing device and be careful to not smear the blood sample. Apply the blood
drop to the white area at the end of the test strip until you see three dashes on
the meter, this means you have applied enough blood. You will then see a
five-second countdown. Do not remove the test strip from the meter during the
countdown. The test is complete when the result appears on the meter screen. The
result is automatically stored in memory. Discard the used test strip and lancet
properly If your blood glucose is 13.3 mmol/L or higher “KET” will flash or blink on the screen. You should do a
ketone test if ketone testing is part of your diabetes management plan.