Trend Report: High-Tech Glucose Monitoring
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Pass the test. Find out if the monitor tests itself to make sure it's accurate. If it doesn't self-test, you may occasionally use a control solution -- a testing liquid with a specific glucose level -- on a strip to make sure it's working correctly. Also, find out if the meter needs to be cleaned, and how.
Time's a wastin'. Make sure you don't have to enter a code or special key when changing test strips. That's a hassle you don't need.
To get a sense what glucose meter will suit you best -- and what data or design will help most -- ask your doctor or diabetes educator for advice.