By ktrupa Latest Reply 2012-06-12 23:21:56 -0500
Started 2012-06-11 21:35:36 -0500

what are some of the best meters on the market. i hear they are some that talk to you that you don't even have to stick you fingers with are these meters really good and what are the names of some.

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red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-12 19:36:15 -0500 Report

What is best for one person is not for another. I have a bunch of meters since my insurance covers them, and you have to decide if you want simple or one that connects to your computer for graphs and averages, etc. I have all the gadgets and prefer my onetouch mini the most.

ktrupa 2012-06-12 23:21:56 -0500 Report

thanks you for your answer. it sounds like i need to just find the meter that fits me best . thanks

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-06-12 10:47:43 -0500 Report

Hi I agree with James. The "best" meters actually are one's own personal opinion or choice. I have several and I like all of them. I think you should research what you are looking for because I think each person who responds will have a different opinion.

jayabee52 2012-06-11 22:41:09 -0500 Report

Howdy Ktrupa!

Really the "best" meters on the market is a matter of one's own personal opinion. It depends on what one is looking for

Here is a website which gives an overview of meters and the costs associated with using them long term. Find that discussion here ~ (note this is a multi page article)

As far as cost of strips are concerned I have found that the reli-on meters from wal-mart are about the least expensive one can find, and the accuracy is said to be just as good as those which are more expensive.

Also I suspect you are getting some of your information from TV commercials especially when you mention the talking meters and not having to stick your finger.

About the last item: not having to stick your finger, it is true that there are setups where you can test on your arm, but those are not the best setups as testing on your fingertips since the blood flow in your forearm is said to be about 15 minutes later than the Blood Glucose (BG) reading when you poke your finger.

I find the poke in the finger is not that big a deal for me, and I prefer to know my BG reading at the current time, not a BG reading which is 15 minutes old.

But that is just my preference.

In case you are wondering I use a TrueTrack meter from Walgreens.

I pray this has been helpful to you.

James Baker

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