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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- Q Where on my body can I do the diabetes test?
- Q When should I do extra blood glucose monitoring if I have diabetes?
- Q How can I monitor my blood glucose if I am an athlete with diabetes?
- Q Should I let my doctor know I’m using glucose monitor kits?
- Q What tests should I have if I use hormone replacement and have diabetes?
- Q What should be my goals when I start monitoring my blood sugar levels?