Definition: Blood Glucose Meter

Definition: Blood Glucose Meter

Blood Glucose Meter

(Medidor de glucosa en sangre)

A blood glucose meter is a small, portable machine that's used to check how much glucose (a type of sugar) is in the blood (also known as the blood glucose level). People with diabetes often use a blood glucose meter to help them manage their condition.





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