(HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans living with diabetes use a blood glucose meter to keep track of their blood sugar. Since these are medical devices, they are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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The FDA offers these suggestions when using a blood glucose meter:
- Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully.
- Ask your health care provider to watch you test yourself to ensure that you are using the device correctly.
- Regularly test your meter to ensure the device is working properly.
- Understand how to read the results on your meter.
- Properly clean and disinfect your meter, as instructed by the manual.
- Know when and how to report device problems.
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