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The Importance Of Checking Blood Sugar Levels

Besides helping to keep blood sugar levels (also known as blood glucose levels) under control, checking them according to the diabetes management plan will help you and your child: feel more aware and in control of what is happening with your child's diabetes prevent short-term diabetes symptoms and future health problems troubleshoot problems and make adjustments to the diabetes management plan more promptly and effectively manage sick days gain a better understanding of the impact of food, exercise, and medications on the blood sugar levels When and How Often How often you should test your child's blood sugar levels each day — and when — will depend on a number of things and can even change from day to day. In general, most kids with diabetes test their blood sugar levels before breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and at bedtime. They may need to check more often when they're sick or if there are changes in their diabetes treatment or daily habits. They may also need to check more often if they use an insulin pump or another management plan that aims for very close control of blood sugar levels. The diabetes health care team can advise you on how often and when to check. Sometimes Continue reading >>

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  1. Ritu Arora

    · Automatic coding
    · Eject button allows hygiene control for professionals
    · Accurate measurements
    · Large LCD
    · Strip Eject Button
    · Provides results in 5 seconds
    · Data transfer through USB
    · Clinically tested
    · Memory of 500 test results

  2. Veera Hegde

    I am not a pro in glucose meters. My experience is Johnson&Johnson OneTouch meters are more reliable, but the test strips are expensive - horribly expensive in some models. Accu-Chek on the other hand I’ve used briefly (model number - not sure) and found that reading varies from the standard. Still good. If you want accuracy, it should be OneTouch metres or recently launched Korean Glucometers - SD Codefree Plus Glucometer . The availability of test strips locally may be a problem with SD Codefree models. I am hoping we can get cheaper, non-invasive glucose monitoring system in India soon.

  3. Suresh Jayswal

    Both gave good results ,only difference is of 5 to 7 unit + or _ unit than lab test but in emergency it is very useful

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