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Blood Glucose Meters

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Readers Tell Us What Meter Features They Like

The blood glucose (BG) meter is the "single most important thing" in the life of a person-type 1 and 2-with diabetes, says Jane Seley, RN, CDE, MPH, MSN, GNP, a doctoral candidate at New York University.

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Diabetes Health Asked Some Readers Which Blood Glucose Meter They Used

Diabetes Health asked some of its readers which blood glucose meter they used. According to a response from 61 people, we discovered the following:-

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Co-branded Meter Passes Savings Along to Customers

Home Diagnostics, Inc (HDI) of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, announced on December 13, 2000 that in less than one year, several top retailers have started co-branding with its Prestige Smart System (PSS) blood glucose monitor. The result, according to a HDI press release, has allowed customers to save on diabetes testing supplies.

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FDA Clears FreeStyle Meter for Use in Multiple Sites

TheraSense, Inc. of Alameda, California, received word on December 13, 2000 that its FreeStyle blood glucose monitor has received FDA clearance for testing on the upper arm, thigh, calf and anywhere on the hand. The FDA had recently cleared the FreeStyle for testing on the forearm.

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Bico Gets Hit in the Wallet —Non-invasive BG Meter Maker Under Investigation for Fraud

Bico Inc. agreed to pay $3.45 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging it duped investors into believing the Diasensor - its experimental non-invasive BG meter - was ready for market.

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FDA-approved Meter Does it all For You

On November 20, 2000, Abbott Laboratories of Bedford, Massachusetts announced it had received U.S. Food and Drug Administration marketing clearance for its Sof-Tact. This diabetes management system, according to Abbott, is the first automated glucose monitor to offer lancing, blood collection and glucose testing with a single press of a button.

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Disetronic and TheraSense to Partner on FreeStyle Meter

On September 18, the Disetronic Group announced it had reached an agreement with TheraSense of Alameda, California, to market and distribute the innovative FreeStyle blood glucose monitor.

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Take Advantage of Today's Meters

Whether you realize it or not, most blood sugar meters store information about the tests you perform and also let you recall the date and time that you checked your blood sugars. Some meters keep track of the "control" and "checkstrip" quality control tests done to ensure the accuracy of your meter. More advanced meters even store additional data such as events like low blood sugar symptoms, insulin doses, activity levels, the amount of food consumed or even your HbA1c levels.

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Meters and Car Keys—Where do You Keep Your Extra Set?

If you ever think, "I never go anywhere without my meter; it's like my wallet," think again. How many of us have forgotten our wallets? If it is prudent to own spare car keys, why not own a spare meter? Why not own two meters, one for the home and a spare meter for your workplace? If you exercise at the gym regularly, keeping a third spare meter in your locker is also advisable.

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