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How to Choose Your Glucose Meters

Choosing a glucose meter does not have to be the difficult process and confusing mess that some people make it out to be. A lot depends, in fact, on what you need and what your doctor recommends. After that, it is simply a matter of locating the right one, reading the fine print and bringing it home to your diabetes management plan, diabetic recipes, diabetic diet plan, exercise regimen, and medications to help manage your diabetes with ease.

First of all, talk with your doctor before you do anything else. This can greatly limit the amount of glucose meters you need to choose from. Your doctor might be able to tell you specific features to look for in a glucose meter, as well as features you don’t need in a glucose meter. This can automatically eliminate or narrow down your list of potential glucose meters instantly.

Second, try to find out just how much money your insurance company is willing to pay for a glucose meter. In some cases, your insurance company may pay for all or most of your diabetic testing supply needs, including a glucose meter. This will help you with your cost issue.

Finally, it is time to get down and really find a blood glucose meter that will best benefit you. Look for convenience features like alternative testing sites, small blood volume for easier testing, and results in as little time as possible (sometimes down to five seconds).

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