BERNADINE Z. PAULSHOCK, M.D.
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To the editor: The overview of the ambulatory treatment of insulin-dependent diabetic patients by Felig and Bergman (1) includes a review of the methods currently available for the measurement of blood sugar using blood obtained by fingerstick. Inasmuch as the development of these reagents is a major factor in the consideration of intensive ambulatory treatment, it may be important to mention that the list of the methods to do this critical testing is incomplete, as is the discussion of the methods.
The Dextrostix (Ames Division, Miles Laboratories, Elkhart, Indiana) can be read by eye as well as by meter (both
PAULSHOCK BZ. Fingerstick Blood Sugars. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:788. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-5-788_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(5):788.
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