What are the contraindications for the use of the blood glucose meter for blood glucose monitoring?

  • The patient has a needle phobia andprefers to have a urinalysis.

  • If the patient is in a critical care setting, staff will send venous samples to the laboratory for verification of blood glucose level.

  • If the machine hasn’t been calibrated

  • If peripheral circulation is impaired,collection of capillary blood is not advised as the results might not be a true reflection of the physiological blood glucose level.