Blood Glucose Monitor Guide
Find the Right Blood Glucose Monitor For You
Finding a blood glucose monitor that is right for you is an important component of managing your diabetes. The process can be overwhelming, but talking to your doctor about your specific meter needs is the first step. From there, we've made it easy for you to browse the many meters out there with the click of your mouse.
Thirty years ago, blood glucose meters became available for self-monitoring but required large drops of blood that were painful to squeeze out. Today, many advances have been made, and it's now possible to self-blood-glucose-monitor with smaller drops of blood as well as getting results in seconds. Advances also mean minimal discomfort and fewer testing errors.
Check out the companies below and see what kind of meters they have to offer.
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