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When did you last clean your glucose meter?


Within the last week






Within the last month






Within the last six months






Within the last year






More than a year ago






I've never cleaned my glucose meter






Total votes: 47


When did you last clean your glucose meter?

Poll dates: December 3 - 10, 2014
Total Votes: 47

As expected, few people clean their glucose meter. Most -- 68% -- report never having cleaned it. Just 20% report having cleaned their meter within the last month or less.

Why does this matter? Proposed FDA guidance on home use glucose meters includes extensive requirements related to cleaning the meter to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens. Implementing and testing those requirements costs money -- money that we, the consumers, pay.

You can learn more about the proposed requirements for glucose meters by reading Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Test Systems for Over-the- Counter Use.

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Last Updated: Wednesday December 10, 2014 16:57:31
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