This is a blood meter that is used to check blood sugar. It needs a disk of test strips, which makes it pretty abnormal from other typical meters. It has memory, the date and time, and a blue button that drops the strip into the garbage. Photo by Brandon Campbell.
Testing blood sugar levels a way of life for FHS student
Living with diabetes involves regular monitoring.
By BRANDON CAMPBELL fhspress.com Staff
Posted November 16, 2015
Many people may not know what diabetes is. There are two types of this disease, Type One and Type Two. Type One is when you are born with it or, like me, runs in your family. Type Two is when you get it from eating too much sweets and sugar.
I’ve had Type One for a little over seven years, and I have to test my blood sugar every three to four hours every day. I take insulin after I eat, which makes it hard for me to eat whatever I want without any concern. Every time my blood sugar is high I have to take insulin.