glucometer

noun

glu·​com·​e·​ter glü-ˈkä-mə-tər How to pronounce glucometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring the concentration of glucose in the blood

Examples of glucometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2018, for example, none of the immediate jeopardy cases involved deaths, and six facilities were cited for failing to properly clean glucometers. Jenna Carlesso, Hartford Courant, 18 Mar. 2024 But the situation is worse for glucometer strips and sensors that measure sugar. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Mar. 2022 Frequently Asked Questions How does a glucometer work? Verywell Health, 28 Feb. 2023 Wait a few moments for the glucometer to generate a reading. Verywell Health, 28 Feb. 2023 The bracelet also can be connected to blood pressure monitors, glucometers, and other medical devices. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Dec. 2022 Your healthcare provider will show you how to use a glucometer. Verywell Health, 28 Feb. 2023 Monitoring is done with a device called a blood glucose meter, or glucometer. Verywell Health, 2 Feb. 2023 Some patients also needed equipment like a blood pressure monitor or a glucometer for telehealth visits. Emily Alpert Reyes Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2021

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Word History

Etymology

gluco- + -meter (originally a trademark, filed by the Bayer Corporation in 1979)

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glucometer was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Glucometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glucometer. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

glucometer

noun
glu·​com·​e·​ter glü-ˈkä-mə-tər How to pronounce glucometer (audio)
: an instrument for measuring the concentration of glucose in the blood
One app allows users who have diabetes to plug glucometers into their iPhones as it tracks insulin doses and sends alerts for abnormally high or low blood sugar levels.Nathan G. Cortez et al., The New England Journal of Medicine
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