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How can I choose a blood glucose meter that’s easy to use?

Several features can make meters easier to use. Some models require a smaller-sized drop of blood. Ask how much blood is required for each model you might be considering. With some models, too little blood may give a faulty reading and you may need to repeat the test. This can be inconvenient at best but could be more of a problem for those with poor circulation in their hands or who must check blood glucose in cold environments. Ask your diabetes educator to show you how different meters work and to help you pick out one that is best for you.

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