A glucose meter or monitor is a device used for checking blood glucose (sugar) levels. It’s an electronic tool that most anyone can use from the comforts of their home. There’s no need to regularly go into the doctor’s office to find out what sugar levels are. By pricking a finger and testing a small drop of blood, a glucose meter will show the current blood sugar reading. Meters can be small in size to fit in a purse or larger with bigger buttons and screens that make font easier to read.
What is a Blood Glucose Meter?
A glucose meter is used to test a small blood sample to check the glucose (sugar) level in your blood. Hypoglycemia happens when our sugar level is around 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) or below. There are various reasons glucose levels may fall, like exercise, medications, foods, fasting, stress, and more. It’s important for people who have diabetes or hypoglycemia to know what their sugar levels are, as it can be very dangerous when glucose levels aren’t stable.1 Continue reading “Blood Glucose Monitoring—Easily Test Your Blood Sugar From Home”
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Hypoglycemia is when glucose levels drop below normal, which typically means under 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl).1 Severe Hypoglycemia is when a person’s blood sugar or glucose levels drop much lower—around the 35-40 mg/dl range. Continue reading “What is Severe Hypoglycemia? “