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How often should i use glucometer? i don't want to risk effects of finger infections with baby on the way.

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Skin infections...: ...Are much more likely with poorly controlled diabetes, so test as often as your dr recommends.
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Good sugar control: Controlling your blood sugar is of paramount importance while pregnant as high blood sugar can have lots of bad effects on your developing baby. When done properly, there is minimal chance of skin infections from checking your blood sugar. Check as often as is required to help with better control of your sugar and you and your baby will do much better. Congrats and good luck..

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