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What is a Nerdy Glucose Meter?

A nerdy glucose meter must allow for "alternate testing locations". This means no finger pricks. Nerds need their finger tips pain free to keyboard and swipe.

A nerdy meter must allow for data transfer to a computer or website for in-depth analysis and review. How a meter connects to a computer is also important.

The last part is optional based on the prior features, but it is really nice when a meter can record data other than date and time of a glucose reading.

Testing Procedures:

All meters are tested with at least 25 test strips, most many more. All meters are tested by a diabetic in the daily routine of their normal testing regiment.

Judging Criteria
  • Reliability
  • Data exporting
  • Alternative Testing Sites
  • Data storage other than BG
  • Memory
  • Custom Programming
  • Internal Controls
  • Battery Life

In type 2 diabetes, the body stops responding efficiently to insulin, a hormone that controls blood sugar. To compensate for the insensitivity to insulin, many diabetes drugs work by boosting insulin levels; for example, by injecting more insulin or by increasing the amount of insulin secreted from the pancreas. The new study, published in the June 9 issue of PLoS ONE, showed that a different approach could also be effective for treating diabetes — namely, blocking the breakdown of insulin, after it is secreted from the pancreas.
www.mayoclinic.org

People with diabetes must take extra precautions while traveling. According to an article in USA Today, travelers with diabetes should keep the following tips in mind while traveling during the holiday season:
www.battlediabetes.com