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Should I prepare my skin before using a glucose monitor kit?

There are several things you can do to prepare your skin when using a glucose monitor kit. Before starting, make sure that you have all the supplies needed to check your blood sugar level. You will need your meter, glucose test strips, lancets and a lancing device. You may also want your log book to track your levels. To get ready, clean your skin with alcohol or wash it with soap and water. Make sure your skin is dry before pricking yourself with the lancet.

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