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Learn Medical Spanish – How to Measure Blood Sugar Level in Spanish

Learn Medical Spanish – How to Measure Blood Sugar Level in Spanish

This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on learning how to measure your blood sugar level in Spanish: Medir el nivel de azúcar en sangre.

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Vocabulary:

VerbsMeaning
Apretar (e-ie)  To  squeeze
Apuntar  To record
Botar  / Tirar  / Desechar  To trow something away
Chequear(se)  / Medir  To check / To measure
Colocar  / Poner / Insertar  To put / To place / To insert
Limpiar  / Lavarse las manos  To clean / To wash your hands
Picar  / Pinchar  To bite / To sting / To prick

Some Usted Commands

Note: To form the “Usted” commands, you to the “Yo” form to the present tense, drop the O and add opposite ending.

 Usted Commands  WorkaroundsOther notes 
Apretar – Apriete   1. Use the verb in its uncongujated form. It isn’t perfect but it makes sense. Ex: Apretar el dedo. Car verbs change to que in their endings in the command form
Poner – Ponga   2.Use a helper verb like “necesita” (you need to). Ex: Usted necesita apretar el dedo
Picar – Pique 

 Equipo – Equipment

El glucómetro  The glucometer
El medidor de glucosa  The blood glucose monitor
El limpión  The towelette
La aguja  The needle
La lanceta  The lancet
El lancetero  The lancing device
La tira  / La tirita de prueba  The strips / test strips
Recipiente para objetos punzantes  The sharps container
El registro  The record
La curita  The band-aid
El alcohol  The alcohol
El jabón  The soap

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Otro vocabulario – Another Vocabulary

Antes de  Before
Después de  After
Azúcar sanguíneo  Blood sugar
La glucosa en la sangre  Blood glucose
El dedo  Finger
La yema del dedo  Fingertip
La sangre  Blood
Una gota de sangre  A drop of blood

Los pasos – Steps to follow

Lávese las manos con jabón y agua tibia  Wash your hands with soap and warm water
Usar una toallita o un limpión para limpiar el dedo o la yema del dedo  Use a towelette to wipe the finger / fingertip
Ponga la aguja en el lancetero  Put the needle in the lancet
Inserte la tira en el glucómetro  Insert the strip into the glucometer
Pique su dedo y apriete  Prick your finger and squeeze
Ponga la tira en la gota de sangre  Put the strip on the drop of blood
Espere los resultados  Wait for results
Póngase una curita  Put a band-aid
Apunte los resultados en el registro  Record the results
Bote la tira en el basurero  Throw the strip in the trash can
Bote la lanceta en el recipiente para objetos punzantes  Throw the lancet into the sharps container

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