All glucose meters in the United States report the results in milligrams of glucose per deciliter of blood (mg/dL). They differ in the amount of blood needed for each test, ease of use, pain associated with use, accuracy, testing speed, size, ability to store results in memory, cost of the meter, cost of the strips, special features and technical support from the manufacturer. To find a good one, start by asking your doctor for a recommendation.
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