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  • Reviews of Top 10 Blood Glucose Monitors - Keep Track of Your Diabetes
Reviews of Top 10 Blood Glucose Monitors - Keep Track of Your Diabetes
Reviews of Top 10 Blood Glucose Monitors - Keep Track of Your Diabetes
Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Needs a very small amount of blood sample for testing
  • Very compact, lightweight and easily portable
  • Easy to use and very accurate readings
  • Easy to read display
  • No strip coding eliminates the occasional waste of test strips
  • Durable
  • Inexpensive and affordable

    Cons

  • Hard to get the lancet out of the device after use
Review Summary

Accu-Chek Nano Blood Glucose Monitoring System is a small and sleek device which can fit  in your palm, purse or pocket. It gives advanced accuracy with ACCU-CHEK® SmartView test strips which do not need any coding. A brilliant backlit display makes reading your numbers easy anytime, anywhere. This system also has insulin-management tools, like test reminders and before- and after-meal markers. Accu-Chek Nano requires a very small (0.6microliter) blood sample size and provides very fast and accurate results in 5 seconds. It has downloadable 500-value memory with 7-, 14-, 30- and 90-day averaging. The meter uses 2 readily available 3-volt lithium coin cell batteries. And glucose testing does not have to be boring so fun, stylish meter skins are sold separately, in a choice of bright and bold colors to match your style.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to use and read
  • Easy to share reports and graphs with healthcare provider
  • Small and easy to carry around
  • Has an illuminated strip port
  • Lot of memory to store several weeks of data
  • Strips can move between meters as no coding is needed
  • Test strips are priced reasonably

    Cons

  • Cannot delete a reading from the meter
  • Bluetooth may be hard to sync
Where to Buy
Review Summary

Bayer Contour 7393 USB Blood Glucose Monitoring System is the first and only USB integrated diabetes monitor and connects directly to a computer for instant access to information, trends, and patterns. It comes with “No Coding” technology making it easy to move strips between meters. It has easy to read, full color display and needs small blood sample size for quick and fast reading. An illuminated strip port aids testing in the dark. The meter has 2000 test memory and 500 MB extra memory to store other data. It runs on rechargeable battery through USB via computer or provided wall charger.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Accurate readings
  • Highly reliable
  • Easy to use
  • Large numbers for easy reading
  • Battery last pretty long
  • Easy to understand and follow directions
  • Memory features make it easy to chart results

    Cons

  • Need to buy the lancet device separately
  • Requires test strip coding
Review Summary

ACCU-CHEK Aviva Diabetes Blood Glucose Monitoring Care Kit is easy-to-handle and quick-fill test strip makes sampling easier with a small blood sample. The meter features more than 150 system integrity checks to help detect and prevent unreliable results. This full-featured blood glucose meter has a contoured, ergonomic design with nonslip rubber grips and provides a choice of 4 test sites on the body. It has downloadable 500-value memory with 7-, 14- and 30-day averaging. It uses 1 readily available 3-volt lithium coin cell battery.

ACCU-CHEK® Aviva does not come with lancet device. So you can pick and choose lancets based on your preference. Also the test strips are coded so make sure to check the number on the test strip bottle.

Overall, ACCU-CHEK Aviva Diabetes Blood Glucose Monitor is an accurate, easy to use, fast and reliable device to keep a check on the blood glucose level.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Excellent product for the money
  • Easy to understand and use
  • Large LCD screen is easy to read
  • Takes little blood sample for reading
  • Inexpensive and affordable strips
  • Comes with good carrying case
  • Good customer service

    Cons

  • Readings are inconsistent
Where to Buy
Review Summary

ReliOn® Ultima is a small, accurate blood glucose meter designed to make testing affordable for all diabetes patients. It requires 0.6 microliter blood sample to give accurate results in 5 seconds. It can be used on fingertip or forearm for testing. The simple two-step system allows you to monitor your blood glucose more frequently, so you have better control over your diabetes. The included carrying case makes the ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Monitor System super easy to test your blood glucose whenever you need it. The test strips for this monitor are inexpensive and affordable when compared to other blood glucose monitoring devices.

Some users complain that this meter gives inconsistent readings.

Overall, ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Monitor is an easy to use, accurate and inexpensive device for people who need to check their blood glucose levels for various reasons.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Simple and easy to use meter
  • Works well and gives fairly accurate results
  • Needs very small blood sample
  • Compact and portable
  • Coding is not required with this meter
  • Strips are cheap
  • Very reasonable and affordable meter

    Cons

  • Kit does not come with control solution
  • Control solution is expensive and not easy to find
Where to Buy
Review Summary

TRUEResult Blood Glucose Starter Kit delivers outstanding performance at a very affordable price. It requires no coding and provides fairly accurate and fast results with a tiny blood sample. This glucose meter is very simple, convenient and easy to use making it the ideal device for the moderate to frequent tester with an active, on-the-go lifestyle. It also features 4 testing reminder alarms, audible fill detection, weekday display and glucose control detection.

Many users do not like that fact that the starter kit does not come with control solution. Also, control solution is expensive and hard to find.

Overall, TRUEResult Blood Glucose Starter Kit is very popular among users because of its low price and good performance. The strips for this meter are cheap and affordable as compared to other major brands in the market.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Clear easy to read large numbers
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Fast and reliable reading
  • Uses a drum of 17 preloaded test strips
  • Has a good carrying case
  • Uses little blood

    Cons

  • May waste test strips without testing blood
Review Summary

The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus meter is the only blood sugar monitor with all-in-one convenience. It has easy to read display with big, glow in the dark screen and good sized font. Load-and-go drum of 17 pre-loaded test strips makes it very convenient to load and use strips. Now there is no more struggling with individual strips and no coding means fewer steps while testing. The detachable lancing device features 11 customizable depth settings for different skin types to make the experience least painful. This meter gives reliable results with a small 1.5 microliter sample size in quick 5 seconds.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • The meter works great
  • Very easy to use
  • Talking feature works well
  • Very easy to teach blind person
  • Fast reading
  • Inexpensive strips and lancets
  • Affordable and reliable monitor

    Cons

  • Software has very limited features
Review Summary

Prodigy AutoCode Talking Blood Glucose Monitor is a simple, easy to use glucometer which speaks in 4 languages: English, Spanish, French and Arabic. It talks the user through the blood glucose testing steps. This glucose meter requires No Coding; simply insert the test strip into the strip port and the Prodigy AutoCode® automatically powers on. It provides results in seven seconds, has a 450-test memory with date and time, and provides 7, 14, and 28 day averages. The USB port feature is used for downloading meter’s result using free diabetes management software from Prodigy. The strips and lancets are inexpensive and make the testing more affordable.

Some users say the Diabetes Management Software from Prodigy has very limited features when compared to some other software.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Very accurate monitor
  • Easy to use
  • Requires very small amount of blood
  • Read out is easy to see
  • Very small and convenient to carry around
  • Comes with a nice carrying case
  • Very good product for the price

    Cons

  • The lancet device is not the greatest
Review Summary

FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System makes it easy to manage your diabetes on-the-go. This small, discreet system offers big advantages. There's no coding needed and this meter requires the smallest (0.3 µL) blood sample size. It has a convenient back light and test strip port light, so you can test anytime. The small and portable design is liked by many users. FreeStyle Lite is very accurate and fast in giving results.

A few users say the lancet device which comes with this meter is not the greatest.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to use glucometer
  • Easy to understand user instruction manual
  • Large easy to read display
  • Inexpensive strips
  • Affordable, reliable and durable
  • Comes with a case to hold test strips, lancets and meter

    Cons

  • Hard to insert the strip into the unit
  • Inconsistent readings, cannot trust for insulin usage
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The ReliOn Prime Blood Glucose Monitoring System makes blood glucose testing affordable for everyone. It requires only a 0.5 microliter sample size and gives accurate results in as little as seven seconds. Easy to use, this ReliOn Blood Glucose Monitoring System has a no-code meter and 250-test memory with time and date stamp and the capability to download meter to PC or internet. The easy to understand instruction manual is provided in English and Spanish, and it includes one 3-volt battery. It also has a large easy to read display. Users like this meter for inexpensive strips and its low price.

Many users find it hard to insert the strip into the unit. Also many users find the readings to be inconsistent and do not trust those readings for insulin usage.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Gives fairly accurate results
  • Easy to use with results in just 5 seconds
  • Large, easy to read display with back light
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Keeps track of date, times and statistics
  • Comes with carrying case
  • Great monitor for a great price

    Cons

  • Supplies are a little expensive
  • Sometimes gives inconsistent readings
Review Summary

One Touch Ultra 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System is easy to use glucometer which helps you stay on track with your blood glucose level. It has a very easy to read large screen with back light. You can get 7, 14, and 30-day averages to see your trends and a large memory and download port helps you download the results to computer. With results in just five seconds, this blood glucose meter works fast, so you can test with this glucometer anytime and anywhere. Included, is a 20-minute DVD and booklet that shows how to make simple adjustments, so you can still enjoy the foods you love. It also has features such as before-and-after meal averages which make it easy to manage diabetes around meals.

Users find the supplies like strips and lancets expensive. Also the glucometer gives inconsistent readings many times.

Overall, One Touch Ultra 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System is a good and easy to use glucometer for self-testing in the comfort of your home.

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