Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes, or know someone who has? Choosing a good blood glucose monitor (BGM) is one of the most important decisions that you will have to make. There are literally hundreds of different types of devices out there, and there is definitely one of them that is bound to fit your needs.
So what are important features to consider when choosing a blood glucose monitor?
1. Size– This is a device that you will have to carry around with you wherever you go. It is important that you always have your monitor close by in case you experience a drop or increase in your blood sugar. Oftentimes, diabetics will choose to leave their monitor at home, but this is definitely a dangerous move. Pick a monitor that will fit in a purse or backpack and one that you will feel comfortable carrying around with you.