What is the blood requirement for testing?
A small drop of blood is required to use in a glucose meter. Some meters require even a smaller quantity.
Who should buy glucose meter?
Any person with Diabetes who would like to understand how medication, diet, physical activity or using more or less insulin affects blood sugar levels should buy a glucose meter. A glucose meter is essentially for people on insulin or sulfonylureas as they can lower glucose levels into hypoglycaemic levels.
Is it safe to use?
Glucose meters can be safely used by people with Diabetes. Glucose meters can be used for children and elderly as well as pregnant women.
How often should testing be done?
A glucose meter can be used at any time of the day to check fasting, before meals, post prandial and before bed time blood sugar levels. Frequency of testing may depend upon your health parameters and varies from individual to individual. It is advisable to consult your doctor to determine a personalised testing schedule to optimise your Diabetes management.
Are glucose meters expensive?
There is a wide range of glucose meters available in the market today. Price of glucose meters in India starts from INR 800/- onwards.