glucometer

noun
glu·com·e·ter | \glü-ˈkä-mə-tər \

Definition of glucometer 

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

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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

1983, 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

noun
glu·com·e·ter | \glü-ˈkä-mə-tər \

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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