Have you ever ordered a sugar-free drink at a restaurant only to look at it wondering if it’s indeed sugar-free?
It can be a real issue if you live with diabetes, so in this video, I’ll show you how you can test if your drink is sugar-free, right there on the spot, with your glucose meter.
In this video, I’ll demonstrate how to use Roche Accu-Chek Aviva Connect, Dario, and Contour Next One to test if a drink is sugar-free or not
0:38 Can drinking a regular sugar drink make you go into DKA?
2:00 How to test if your drink is sugar-free using Roche Accu-Chek Aviva Connect
3:08 How to test if your drink is sugar-free using Dario
4:11 How to test if your drink is sugar-free using Contour Next One
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