glu·​com·​e·​ter | \ glü-ˈkä-mə-tər How to pronounce glucometer (audio) \

Definition of glucometer

: an instrument for measuring the concentration of glucose in the blood

Examples of glucometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Each month, JaMarcus used his glucometer to check his son’s sugar levels. Lizzie Presser, ProPublica, 15 Dec. 2020 To read the results, the team is working on two approaches: a visual signal and another method similar to a handheld glucometer used by diabetes patients. Tien Nguyen, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Aug. 2020 Figgers recently released a glucometer to measure blood sugar, because diabetes affects a disproportionate share of Black Americans. NBC News, 5 Aug. 2020 The most serious cases span everything from improperly sterilizing a glucometer, which pricks a finger to measure blood sugar, to failing to properly quarantine contagious patients., 19 May 2020 Among those violations: A nursing assistant in Mesa who used a glucometer, which tests blood sugar levels, on residents without disinfecting the device in between. Anne Ryman, azcentral, 25 Mar. 2020 After the reset, Wolf advises a seven-day carbohydrate test, which uses a glucometer to examine your body’s insulin response, primarily to various types of carbohydrates. Nick Heil, Outside Online, 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of glucometer

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glucometer

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

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glu·​com·​e·​ter | \ glü-ˈkä-mə-tər How to pronounce glucometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of glucometer

: 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, 24 July 2014


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