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From Ontario, Canada:

What does it mean to have your blood glucose meter calibrated? Why is this done?


The point of calibration is to make sure that the figures that you read correspond reasonably to the actual glucose concentration. This is usually set electronically at the factory, but can be confirmed on site by checking the reading against a standard glucose solution. You usually can't alter the calibration so, if the calibration does not read correctly, and the problem is not due to some minor maintenance or technique difficulty, the instrument needs to be exchanged.


Original posting 11 Jun 2001
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


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