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Take care of your supplies so that you can test your blood sugar
safely and get the most accurate blood sugar results. These results will be
used to evaluate your treatment for
Note: Check your meter's accuracy by taking it
with you when you have a blood sugar test done at the doctor's office or lab.
Prick your finger (or your child's finger, if he or she has diabetes) and test
the blood with your meter at the same time the lab test is done. If your meter
is accurate, the results should be no more than 20% above or below the lab's
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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