The choice of your glucose measuring device is dependent on many factors such as the cost, ease of use, easy and reliable information storage, retrieval, etc.
There are many types of blood glucose metres available, from basic models to more-advanced metres with multiple features and options. The cost of blood glucose metre and test strips varies. When it comes to selecting a diabetes measuring device, the number of options available is endless. So, in order to select the right product that suits your needs and lifestyle, you must consider a few things.
Glucometers vary in price. Be sure to factor in the cost of test strips. You must ensure ease of use and maintenance. A few things to consider are whether you can easily see the numbers on the screen and how easy it is to get blood onto the strips and how big a drop of blood is required.
The next very important factor is information storage and retrieval so that you can track everything you’d normally write in a log, such as the time and date of a test, the result, and trends over time.
Lastly, you have look for any special features such as colour options for children, audio capability for people with vision impairments, backlit screens, which make reading at night or in low light easier, metres that record carbohydrate grams and insulin doses with the glucose reading, and metres that can test blood ketone levels along with blood glucose levels.
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