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Mon May 23 16:27:20 EDT 2011

are laser blood glucose meters FDA approve if where can I get one from
Asked By: whiz616  

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2011-05-26 14:13:22.0

Hello whiz616,

Thanks for asking dLife.

It would be great not to have to prick your fingers several times a day. So far, the non-invasive blood glucose meters in development have proven to be less than accurate. Therefore, they were not yet FDA approved.

More recent blood glucose meters require less blood. The lancets are finer. As a result, finger sticks have become less painful.

Alternate site testing may be option. These sites include the upper arm, forearm, base of the thumb, and thigh.

Learn more about alternate site testing!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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