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How do I calibrate a blood sugar monitor?

How do I calibrate a blood sugar monitor?

Depends on machine: Take it to your doctor to do it or call the company. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Where can I get a free blood sugar monitor?

Where can I get a free blood sugar monitor?

Your doctor : Very often, doctors' offices carry glucometers to give patients. Certainly, a local diabetes center or diabetologist's office would carry these meters. The companies making the glucometers get their money from selling the glucometer strips so it behooves them to leave glucometers in physician offices. ...Read more

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What is a good brand of blood sugar monitor?

What is a good brand of blood sugar monitor?

All are great as....: Fda requires all of them to meet same standard of accuracy so the different machines are different based on matters of shape, style, bells and whistles they offer, ease of use. So you can look at several and see what 'bells/whistles you like often, diabetes educators cdes keep most of them in their office and can show you the differences. ...Read more

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What is the most painless blood sugar monitor?

What is the most painless blood sugar monitor?

Still require blood: Unfortunately pricking the finger remains the most reliable way to check bs. All devices that have a different method remain questionable in terms of their ability to accurately predict actual reading. ...Read more

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Are blood sugar monitor strips universally available?

Are blood sugar monitor strips universally available?

Yes, typically.: You should be able to find strips for your glucose monitor assuming that it is a current meter (still being manufactured). Most pharmacies carry a variety of strips; that includes the mail away ones. Getting the strips paid for, however, may not be as easy. There are formulary limitations on type of strips covered and how many are used on a daily basis. Check with your insurance company. ...Read more

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Is is possible to get a better blood sugar monitor case?

Sure: You do not have to use the one that comes with the unit. Any compact, purse, pouch, whatever that will hold all the necessary equipment and supplies and provide them some basic protection (from dropping/squishing), should work fine. ...Read more

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Is there a blood sugar monitor that does not require blood?

Is there a blood sugar monitor that does not require blood?

Experimental!: There are researchers and startup companies working on this, recently even Google has been developing a contact lens to measure the glucose via tears. There are a number of companies, several in Israel building devices to monitor blood sugar without blood. We do have FDA approved continuous glucose monitors which measure glucose in the interstitial fluid lying just beneath skin. ...Read more

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Is there a blood sugar monitor that does not require a blood drop sample?

Is there a blood sugar monitor that does not require a blood drop sample?

No: There is no reliable blood sugar monitor that does not require a drop of blood. Sometimes you will hear misleading advertising that claims "i don't have to stick my fingers". What they don't say is that you have to get blood from somewhere else, like your forearm, but you still need to get a drop of blood from someplace. ...Read more

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Been given a blood sugar monitor, help me find a site on how to use it please?

Been given a blood sugar monitor, help me find a site on how to use it please?

Options: Glucometers are not the same because they are manufactured by different companies. Some options: contact the 800 # on the meter to ask for help; bring the meter to your nearest pharmacist who can show you how to use it; your doctor's office should be able to show you how to use it also. If you have access to a diabetes center, the nurse educators are wonderful and can also help you. ...Read more