What is the efficacy of blood glucose monitors?

Updated: Apr 08, 2015
  • Author: Benjamin Daniel Liess, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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There is extensive evidence demonstrating the utility of blood glucose testing in persons with diabetes, especially those using insulin. Patients with diabetes who use insulin typically test their blood sugar more often (3-10 times per day) to assess the effectiveness of the previous dose and to determine the next dose.


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