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Patient Handout

Blood glucose monitoring: a user’s guide

Pat Phillips



This handout provides advice on self-monitoring of blood glucose for people with diabetes.

Article Extract

The blood glucose monitoring (BGM) system used for self-monitoring of blood glucose levels (self-BGM) comprises a blood glucose meter, a lancet device, blood glucose testing strips and quality control fluid.

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