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How to Measure Blood Pressure

  • Don't smoke, exercise, drink caffeinated beverages or alcohol within 30 minutes of measurement.

  • Rest in a chair for at least 5 minutes with your left arm resting comfortably on a flat surface at heart level. Sit calmly and don't talk. 

  • Make sure you're relaxed. Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor with your back straight and supported.

  • Take at least two readings 1 minute apart in the morning before taking medications, and in the evening before dinner. Record all results. 

  • Use properly calibrated and validated instrument, check the cuff size and fit. 

  • Place the bottom of the cuff above the bend of the elbow.

Blood Pressure Measurement Instructions.

TRUE METRIX Blood Glucose Testing

Please note that although the English glucometer video uses the same brand and model provided by HAVEN Free Clinic, the Spanish video does not. However, that model is similar and will provide a helpful guide (should you need it) for using your own glucometer.

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