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Blood glucose monitoring

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Alternative Names

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.

Special considerations

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.

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (