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The 9 Worst Mistakes You Make When Checking Your Sugar

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Man testing blood sugar.
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Washing hands.
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Not washing your hands


Diabetes supplies.
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Not getting enough blood


Squeezing a drop of blood from finger.
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Squeezing your finger


Alcohol and cleaning supplies, tweezers, cotton balls.
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Using alcohol to clean your fingers


Woman's hands.
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Testing on the pad of your finger


Diabetes test strips.
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Using test strips that are too old


Co-workers having lunch on the job.
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Missing out on important information


Glucose meter.
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Not testing enough


Diabetes written on smartboard.
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Doing nothing with what you learn from testing


David Mendosa

David Mendosa

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David Mendosa was a journalist who learned in 1994 that he had type 2 diabetes, which he wrote about exclusively. He died in May 2017 after a short illness unrelated to diabetes. He wrote thousands of diabetes articles, two books about it, created one of the first diabetes websites, and published a monthly newsletter, “Diabetes Update.” His very low-carbohydrate diet, A1C level of 5.3, and BMI of 19.8 kept his diabetes in remission without any drugs until his death.