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My favourite BG meters

There are many blood glucose (BG) meters available in the Australian market, but this isn’t a review of all of them. If you want to see the range of meters and strips subsidised in the Australian market at the moment, have a look at the “Testing Strips order form” over at the NDSS Product and …

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A busy month in Adelaide

I’m still writing this from the wilds of Africa, thus the assorted photos in this post. But there’re some upcoming events in August I wanted to tell you about. In late August the Australasian Diabetes Congress will be held in Adelaide, South Australia. This is the annual Scientific Meeting of the ADS and ADEA, and will be …

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Do you trust your meter?

BG meters are not accurate: they’re allowed to not report your actual BG value. Shocking, but true. Many people use a single meter, and assume that the number reported is their actual BG value. And then when they use a CGM (or a Libre) they complain that the numbers from those devices don’t match their …

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Connected BG meters

Blood glucose meters are an essential tool for anyone with diabetes. Even those of us using Continuous Glucose Monitors need to manually check every now and then (e.g. to regularly calibrate the CGM). I’ve used many different meters over the years, but this isn’t going to be a history lesson. It’s more about some of today’s …

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