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 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, "Scientists Are Racing to Develop Paper-Based Tests for Covid-19," 25 Aug. 2020 Figgers recently released a glucometer to measure blood sugar, because diabetes affects a disproportionate share of Black Americans. NBC News, "This Black-owned telecom company is making sure people stay connected through the pandemic," 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., "Nursing Homes Face Catastrophic Mix of Virus and Lax Oversight," 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, "Nursing homes are coronavirus risks. In Arizona, about half have been cited for past infection control issues," 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, "Blame Your Junk Food Cravings on Your Unhealthy Brain," 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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“Glucometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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