Do I need to check my blood sugars with a home blood sugar monitor daily if I have diabetes but don’t take insulin?
MedHead Confidence Score: 6
Amount Saved: $100 per month test strip cost
Checking and recording blood sugars is time-consuming, painful (or at least inconvenient) and expensive. It leads to no difference in health outcomes other than the health outcome of your wallet. Save the money, take your meds, and eat healthy. Ditch the fingersticks unless you are taking insulin.
1.https://www.sgim.org/File%20Library/SGIM/Publications/Choosing-Wisely–SMBG-final-web.pdf 2. https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/qa/how-much-do-diabetes-supplies-cost