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If you have diabetes, self-testing your blood sugar (blood glucose) at home can be an important tool in managing your condition and reducing complications. Frequent testing helps keep blood sugar from getting too high or dipping two low.

You can test your blood sugar at home with a small portable machine called a blood glucose meter. Talk with your doctor about how often to check your blood sugar. How often you need to check it depends on your diabetes treatment, how well your diabetes is controlled, and your overall health.

Learn more about your type of diabetes and how to monitor your blood sugar levels.

 

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Blue Shield of California offers members a free Roche Accu-Chek® blood glucose meter to help you manage your diabetes with confidence. Members can choose between the Accu-Chek® Aviva Plus and Accu-Chek® Nano meters.

There are two ways to get a free meter:

 

Contact information

For questions about the free meter offer, call Accu-Chek® Customer Care toll-free at (866) 307-2344.

For general questions or to report issues with your meter, call Accu-Chek® Customer Care toll-free at (800) 858-8072.


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