I created a video to show you exactly how to test your blood sugar & ketones and how quick and relatively painless it is. Blood testing is the most accurate way to test whether you are in ketosis (fat burning mode) if you are eating a keto diet. It's also helpful to know what your fasting blood sugars are and to monitor them periodically in order to see whether you are sensitive to certain foods or low carb sweeteners, or to monitor how well you are lowering your fasting blood sugar while eating a low carb diet.
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how to test your blood sugar & ketones
- Precision Xtra Blood glucose monitor
- Blood sugar(glucose) testing strips
- One Touch Delica lancets (33 gauge)
- One Touch Delica lancing device
- You can also opt to purchase the Precision Xtra blood ketone & glucose meter bundle that includes everything you need to start testing. Includes (1) 50/box Precision Xtra Blood Glucose Test Strips, Precision Xtra meter, instructions, lancing device, 10 lancets, carrying case, battery, and testing cap. Note that *Ketone test strips are NOT included in this bundle*
- I order my ketone testing strips from Anneecakes on Ebay since she tends to be cheaper than elsewhere, but you should shop around since sellers and prices are always changing.