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What should I consider before buying a blood glucose meter?

To choose the right blood glucose meter, you may want to consider several aspects: insurance coverage, your budget, ease of use, test site, your schedule, your vision, your support system, user-friendliness, accuracy, meter size, meter memory, data management systems, language, battery and machine replacement, blood contamination, and convenience.
Steven Edelman, MD
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Everybody with diabetes should have a home blood glucose monitor says, Steven Edelman, MD, director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes. In this video, he talks about different types of meters.

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