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Types Of Blood Glucose Test Meters Category: Diabetes by - August 25, 2017 | Views: 6646 | Likes: 0 | Comment: 0  

Blood glucose test meters

What are blood glucose test meters?

Blood glucose test meters or glucometers are devices used for measuring the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Glucose is generally used in the body to make energy, and people with diabetes require diet modifications and drugs to control their blood glucose. According to a physician’s recommendations, an individual might need to test several times a day in order to adjust their diet or treatment.

How to use a blood glucose test meter

Read and understand the manufacturer’s usage instructions for the specific meter in order to appropriately test your blood glucose with the meter. Generally, you should prick one of your fingers to get a drop of blood. Test strips are supplied with the glucose meter and more can be purchased. Place a drop of blood on the disposable test strip and insert the test strip into the meter according to the manufacturer's instructions. The meter will display the amount of glucose in the blood sample in mg/dL. Based on your blood glucose readings your doctor will recommend the appropriate treatment for maintaining your blood glucose levels.

What are blood glucose test meters?

Blood glucose test meters are a test system used for measuring the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Glucose is generally used in the body to make energy, and people with diabetes require diet modifications and drugs to control their blood glucose. According to a physician’s recommendations, an individual might need to test several times a day in order to adjust their diet or treatment.

How to use a blood glucose test meter

Read and understand the manufacturer’s usage instructions for the specific meter in order to appropriately test your blood glucose with the meter. Generally, you should prick one of your fingers to get a drop of blood. Test strips are supplied with the glucose meter and more can be purchased. Place a drop of blood on the disposable test strip and insert the test strip into the meter according to the manufacturer's instructions. The meter will display the amount of glucose in the blood sample in mg/dL. Based on your blood glucose readings your doctor will recommend the appropriate treatment for maintaining your blood glucose levels.

List of 25 Most common blood glucose test meters. (The bolded brands are amongst the top 10 recommended meters)

  • Accu-Chek Aviva Connect

  • Accu-Chek Aviva Plus

  • Accu-Chek Compact Plus

  • Accu-Chek Nano

  • Bayer Contour

  • Bayer Contour Next

  • Bayer Contour Next USB/Link

  • FreeStyle Freedom Lite

  • FreeStyle Lite

  • FreeStyle Precision Neo

  • iHealth Align BG1

  • iHealth Wireless BG5

  • Nova Max Plus Advanced Technology

  • OneTouch Ultra 2

  • OneTouch UltraMini

  • OneTouch Verio

  • OneTouch VerioIQ

  • Prodigy AutoCode

  • ReliOn Confirm

  • ReliOn Micro

  • ReliOn Prime

  • ReliOn Ultima

  • True Metrix Air

  • True Metrix Blood Glucose Meter

  • TRUEtrack Blood Glucose Monitoring System

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