The West Blog
April 04, 2017
Glucose monitoring, or measuring the amount of sugar in the blood, is a vital part of everyday care for those suffering from diabetes. Traditional tests require patients to prick their fingers and place a drop of blood on a test strip. The strip is then placed in a glucose meter that reports the results to the patient. While this test is very accurate, it offers a reading for only a single point in time. For patients to get a range of their blood glucose levels, more frequent data is needed at a variety of different times.