How can I troubleshoot the blood glucose meter?

Batteries. The most common trouble with a blood glucose meter is a low battery. It can give you errors and inaccurate results when the battery is low. Old or damaged test strips can lead to trouble as well. There should be a 1-800 number on your machine to call for further assistance as well.

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Where can I get a tiny blood glucose meter?

Glucose meter. You can buy glucose meters at any pharmacy. Some of the larger drug stores also sell them. They are not very expensive but the test strips are so make sure you get one that your insurance will cover. There is a new one that can be used with an iphone it works very well and the refills are fairly reasonable. Go to any drugstore or pharmacy and asked them and i'm sure there will be able to help you. Read more...
Pharmacy. Check your pharmacy. There are many models and sizes. Some interface with your computer or smartphone now too. Read more...

What is the normal variability for a blood glucose meter?

5% The blood glucose meters should be accurate to withinh 5%. This means that a blood sugar of 100 could be reported by the meter as anywhere from 95 to 105. For the daily use this is quite accurate. Read more...
+/- 15% Unfortunately, most meters are only able to tell you a value within about 15% of the "real" value. Read more...

Will a glucose meter work just as well in determining the glucose concentration in non-diabetic blood?

Diabetes. The term "non-diabetic blood" has no meaning as is. If the blood sugar is low it needs immediate attention. If it is normal it needs no attention. If it is high it needs your doctor's attention. Read more...

Should a prediabetic use glucose meter to monitor glucose after meals to learn which foods cause hi blood sugar to avoid further insulin resistance?

Maybe but it depends. While your suggestion is not currently part of ada guidelines & recommendations, if it will help you see result of your food choices & help you make better choices, then i think it's reasonable. In truth, your nutritionist can help you develop healthy eating habits w/o using a glucometer. For instance, check out the mediterranean diet. Don't forget to exercise regularly to reduce Insulin resistanc. Read more...