What are the benefits of blood glucose monitors?

Updated: Jan 22, 2020
  • Author: Benjamin Daniel Liess, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Blood glucose meters measure blood glucose levels electronically. Such measurement utilizes only a small drop of blood from the fingertip placed on a disposable test strip. The digital meter obtains information from the blood on the strip, and within seconds, the glucose level is displayed on the screen. Patient discomfort and inconvenience are minimal, and compliance with testing regimens is therefore high.

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