Blood sugar testing supplies
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Blood sugar testing is usually done with a needle called a lancet and an electronic glucose monitor. Start by gathering your supplies:

  1. Computer connecting cord (available with some glucose monitors)
  2. Lancet
  3. Glucose monitor carrying case
  4. Glucose monitor
  5. Lancing device
  6. Lancing device cap with dial to set depth of skin puncture
  7. Test strip
  8. Vial containing test strips

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