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Glucose Meter :

Indispensable for Anyone with Diabetes

 

If you think of diabetes, you think of a glucose meter, an indispensable tool for anyone living with diabetes.

Monitoring

What Is a Blood Glucose Monitor?

If you are living with diabetes, you must measure your blood glucose level daily. To do so, you probably use a glucose meter, an electronic device that analyses a small blood sample on a test strip. The number that appears on the monitor’s screen is the level of glucose in your blood, which is measured in millimoles per litre (mmol/L). Some monitors do not use numbers and will instead use the words "Low" or "Hi," meaning that your blood glucose is either too low (less than 1.1) or too high (over 33.3). If your result doesn’t match how you’re feeling, you should check your technique and retest. If the "low" repeats, you should call your healthcare provider.

Glucose meters have come a long way since they were first introduced in the 1980’s. The first monitors on the market used to require many steps and took much longer to get a result. Over the last 30 years, they’ve improved in speed, size, features and cost. Today, the BGStar blood glucose monitor has a large backlit display and the iBGStar connects to your iPhone or iPod Touch. In addition, the amount of blood required and the size of the poking device and needle have gotten much smaller.

Glucomètre iBGStar de Sanofi connecté à un iPhone

A Decision-Making Tool

The idea of checking your blood glucose by poking your finger and putting blood on test strips multiple times a day might seem unpleasant. However, with the proper technique, poking your finger should not hurt and remember that it’s important to always keep the big picture in mind.

Checking your blood glucose provides information that could help you and your healthcare team monitor and manage your diabetes to give you the best care possible. By checking your blood glucose, you can know what effects food, exercise, illness, and other factors have on YOUR blood glucose readings. Checking your blood glucose actually puts you in charge of your diabetes – over time you’ll be able to know what your numbers mean and what you can change to keep them in check. For personalized information on blood glucose management and diabetes, visit the STARsystem website.

Discover the iBGStar

  • BGStarTM

    Checking your blood glucose couldn’t be simpler. The BGStarTM meter requires only a small blood drop, features a large, easy-to-read backlit display and much more. Get yours for free at your local pharmacy!

    Learn more
  • iBGStarTM

    The iBGStarTM not only gives you accurate blood glucose readings, but when linked to your iPhone or iPod touch, it provides you with a wealth of information. View a Trend Chart, Logbook, Statistics and more. Now you can manage your blood glucose anytime, anywhere.

    Learn more
  • iBGStarTM Diabetes Manager App

    for the iPhone and iPod touch

    The Diabetes Manager App is a free diabetes management tool for the iBGStarTM meter. It allows you to automatically download your results and features interactive reports and more so you can make better informed decisions about your diabetes.

    Get it on the App Store

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Last updated: February 18, 2016

As of January 1, 2015, STARsystem® will begin a transition to an open, public site, allowing more people to access information on diabetes. For privacy purposes, personal health assessment and health coaching services will be removed from the site.

For more information, please contact the Sanofi customer service at 1-888-852-6887

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