U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do these new glucose meters work?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends on the meter: There are all sorts of ways and machines to check blood sugar. Unfortunately they all still require blood. But they can attach to iphones, upload to the internet or even the cloud, use sites other than the fingertips at times the blood sugar is not changing rapidly. Some can check ketones as well as sugar. Some can even provide output to pumps. When in doubt ask your provider and read the manual.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 40-year-old member asked:
What is the best glucose meter?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old male asked:
Is glucose meter accurate? I feel otherwise.
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 38-year-old male asked:
In your opinion what is the most accurate glucose meter?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
How can I erase all the data that is on my glucose meter?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 56-year-old female asked:
How much the difference varies between the readings of 2 glucose meters?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Mar 2, 2013


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.