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From Salt Lake City, Utah, USA:

I just bought a blood sugar meter, and need to use venous whole blood drawn with an insulin syringe for the tests (my diabetic is a canine). I read that this meter adjust/calibrates for plasma results. Since I am using venous whole blood, what adjustments do I need to make to interpret the results?


I don't know what blood sugars you'll be aiming for in your pet, but I assume it won't be DCCT kind of tight control. Therefore, I wouldn't worry about the 10-20% difference you may get.


Original posting 4 Jan 1999
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


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