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  Glucose monitoring systems come with a variety of information - user's manual, test strip package insert, quick guide, etc. When you purchase a new meter, how do you learn how to use it?  
      I learned how to use it from my doctor or healthcare provider  
  11%     15  
      I do not read any of the information - I just begin using it  
  34%     45  
      I read the user manual  
  10%     13  
      I read the package insert that comes with the test strips  
  1%      1  
      I read the quick guide  
  33%     44  
      I read information on the manufacturer's webpage  
  0%      0  
      I read all of the information provided  
  11%     14  

Total votes: 132
 

Glucose monitoring systems come with a variety of information - user's manual, test strip package insert, quick guide, etc. When you purchase a new meter, how do you learn how to use it?

Poll dates: January 19 - 26, 2011
Total Votes: 132

Today's blood glucose meters do much more than just measure the glucose level in blood. They all have sophisticated memory systems that can provide various statistical information to help you identify glucose patterns, connections to computers, and some even act as the remote control for an insulin pump.

In spite of the complexity in these devices, one third of CWD readers report that they don't read any of the information provided by the meter manufacturer before using the meter. That could be because they're experienced with the product or they've used so many meters over the years that the basics of glucose monitoring are pretty much the same.

To take full advantage of all that today's meters have to offer though, the accompanying documentation is a great place to start.

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Last Updated: Wednesday January 26, 2011 14:49:26
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