I've seen this doctor mention this about glucose readers:
"To do this, you will need:
1) A glucose meter?My favorite is the One Touch Ultra Mini ($13.42 at Walmart). It?s exceptionally easy to use and requires just a dot of blood. Drawback: Test strips are about $1 each. Accuchek Aviva is another good device. (We?ve had a lot of problems with Walgreen?s brand device.)
2) Test strips?This is the costly part of the proposition. Purchased 25 or 50 at a time, they can cost from $0.50 to $1.00 a piece.
3) Lancets?These are the pins for the fingerstick device that comes with the glucose meter. A box should be just a few dollars.
No prescription is necessary, nor will insurance pay for your costs unless you?re diabetic. To conserve test strips, use them only when a new, untested food or food combination is going to be consumed. If you had two scrambled eggs with green peppers, sundried tomatoes, and olive oil yesterday and had a one hour postprandial glucose of 97 mg/dl, no need to check blood sugar again if you are having the same meal again today."
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