Glucometer is a device used to measure blood glucose levels and essential for diabetics, hypoglycemics for home measurement of blood glucose. It is of small size, about the size of palm and battery-powered.
Glucometer comes with small strips and lancet. A lancet is used to prick the finger, blood drop is taken on the strip which is inserted in the glucometer that gives reading. The value is measured in mg/dl or mmol/l. Glucometer prevents fatal complications like hypoglycaemia and promotes prompt management of such emergencies. It helps to keep blood sugar under control, thus, prevents future complications. Nowadays, Bluetooth blood glucose metres are available in the health care market with advanced features of extended storage, better output in the form of graphs and charts facilitating quick interpretation and synchronisation to an application on the smartphone. Thus, all the readings are available on the smartphone, just a click away and can be communicated to the doctor in no time.