A 31-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me about glucose meter - how does it work?
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Endocrinology 43 years experience
Glucometer: The enzymatic reaction is glucose oxidase, and the reaction causes a color change that is read by the meter. The meter is not designed to be very precise (values are +- 20%) but is designed for the patient with diabetes to help them make decisions about how much Insulin they need to give.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
How does a glucose meter work?
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Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
Look at a strip: Glucose meters today work by detecting currents generated by a reaction of glucose (sugar) which is oxidized. If you look at the srip it has a bed where the drop of blood falls and small wirelike structures that go towards the meter.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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