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When are blood sugar test strips used with a continuous glucose monitor?

William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
When using a CGM system, there are only three uses for test strips:

1) Test strips are for insulin.
2) Test strips are for emergency sugar.
3) Test strips are for calibration.

Other than these three times, they have no further use and are otherwise obsolete.
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