What is the best blood glucose meter for someone always on the move?

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Some models may require more hands-on time than others. For example, stay away from devices that require too much time if you’re always in a hurry. Some meters can measure blood glucose just seconds after a drop of blood lands on the strip. These devices can be very useful when you test often or in work and social situations, where a few seconds here and there really make a difference. If you are always on the move, you may want to consider a meter and insulin pen combination.

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Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.
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