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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 248-251

Variability of capillary blood glucose monitoring measured on home glucose monitoring devices

Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Narendra Kotwal
Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.104052

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Self monitoring of blood glucose helps achieve glycemic goals. Glucometers must be accurate. Many variables affect blood glucose levels. Factors are analytical variables (intrinsic to glucometer and glucose strips) and pre analytical related to patients. Analytical variables depend on factors like shelf life, amount of blood and enzymatic reactions. Preanalytical variables include pH of blood, hypoxia, hypotension, hematocrit etc.CGMS has the potential to revolutionise diabetes care but accuracy needs to be proven beyond doubt before replacing current glucometer devices.

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