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Finding the Right Glucose Meters

Shopping for a glucose meter can often be an overwhelming process, especially if you just recently learned what a blood glucose meter is and what it can do to help you combat diabetes. Unfortunately, glucose meters are just as important as diabetic diets, diabetic recipes, exercise and medications, however, and it is important to choose the right meter the first time, because they can be quite expensive and sometimes inaccurate, and wasting money on an inaccurate glucose meter would be a waste of money and your time.

Look for a meter that requires less blood than others. Newer glucose meters are capable of giving accurate readings every time with less blood than other meters require. This means that you do not have to press your fingertip after pricking it to get enough blood, saving you time and effort.

Make sure you pay attention to the display screen. If you have bad eyes, you will want a screen that is large enough for you to be able to make out what it says. Many glucose meters offer extra large display screens for this purpose.

Try finding a glucose meter that offers other useful functions. Some glucose meters come with pamphlets and booklets for diabetic recipes, diabetic diet tips, exercise ideas, and questions to ask your doctor. These are all valuable tools in fighting diabetes, and can be very useful along with your new glucose meter.

Other useful functions may include a memory function. The memory function on a glucose meter can remember several weeks’ worth of blood sugar readings so that you can help map out your results to see patterns. Finding patterns of optimum blood sugar among the diabetic diets, exercises, and diabetic recipes can greatly help you in your fight against diabetes.

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