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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

Each year in the U.S. diabetes results in the amputation of about 65,700 legs or feet. About 85% of those began with a diabetic foot ulcer. And for Dr. David Schwegman, the mission to educate people about the issue is personal.

His father, a diabetic, had a foot ulcer that resulted in the amputation of his left leg, which contributed to his death, his son said.

"He became a statistic," Schwegman said. "He was one of the 50% of people that died within five years after having an amputation."
www.thechart.blogs.cnn.com

In the next two articles we’re going to discuss the concept of "normal" blood sugar. I say concept and put normal in quotation marks because what passes for normal in mainstream medicine turns out to be anything but normal if optimal health and function are what you’re interested in.
chriskresser.com