Home glucose monitoring; Self monitoring of blood glucose
What the risks are
There is a slight chance of infection at the puncture site. A small amount of bleeding may occur after the puncture.
The correct procedure must be followed or the results will not be accurate.
Review Date: 04/19/2010
Reviewed By: Ari S. Eckman, MD, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.