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How do glucose meters work?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: By concentration.
These work by taking a sample of blood (0.
3-1ul), and spread on a test strip containing chemicals that react with the glucose in the blood (glucose oxidase or glucose dehydrogenase). After about 3 seconds, the value is displayed in mg/dl or mmol/l. There are many models with many features, llike a clock and memory.

In brief: By concentration.
These work by taking a sample of blood (0.
3-1ul), and spread on a test strip containing chemicals that react with the glucose in the blood (glucose oxidase or glucose dehydrogenase). After about 3 seconds, the value is displayed in mg/dl or mmol/l. There are many models with many features, llike a clock and memory.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Glucose meter
When you purchase a glucose meter you will find all the necessary instructions on how to check your blood sugar and you will then need to learn how much diabetes medicine you might need.
It would not hurt to see a diabetes educator.

In brief: Glucose meter
When you purchase a glucose meter you will find all the necessary instructions on how to check your blood sugar and you will then need to learn how much diabetes medicine you might need.
It would not hurt to see a diabetes educator.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dr. Pamela Merino
Internal Medicine
In brief: Chromtatography
The lancets usually get a drop of blood that is then analyzed inside the meter for glucose content.

In brief: Chromtatography
The lancets usually get a drop of blood that is then analyzed inside the meter for glucose content.
Dr. Pamela Merino
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