By Latest Reply 2012-07-23 20:40:13 -0500
Started 2012-07-20 13:07:43 -0500

My 84 year old Mother has developed macular degeneration and is unable to read her glucose monitor. Has anyone seen a monitor that will speak the results to you but it also easy to use ?

Tags: diabetes

10 replies

spiritwalker 2012-07-23 20:40:13 -0500 Report

Yes, there are large screen monitors ans some that give verbal reply. There are also models you can use with your computer.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-07-22 18:23:41 -0500 Report

There are meters that have large display screens and talk to you. I would call a medical supply store and ask them or even her insurance company and see what they cover and then check them out online. The Embrace, Glucoguard Expressions both talk and have larger screens. You can also type in bg meters with large display screens and talk and get more. I would suggest checking on the price of the test strips before buying them to make sure they are affordable. Hope this helps.

CJ55 2012-07-21 20:44:04 -0500 Report

I have never received a free meter. I have the One Touch regular, and 3 one Touch Mini's. I purchased the One Touch Mini's at Walgreens each for 19.99 + tax. I love these, their small but have large numbers. I am now looking into a "talking Meter" but hanen't purchased one as yet.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-20 13:31:14 -0500 Report

There is an add on tv for talking meters. You can go to and you can type talking glucose meters in your search engine and find ones you can buy. They range in price from $4.00 to $84.00. I don't think I would rely on a $4.00 meter.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-07-22 17:57:35 -0500 Report

I have seen that meter as well. I would check the $4.00 meter readings with one of my other meters to see what the range difference is. Just because it is less expensive doesn't mean it isn't good. I got the Onetouch mini when they first came out and cost more then alot of others, and you can get them for under $10.00 now. I actually got my last Onetouch mini free and have received a meter worth almost $100.00 for free and I like the mini beter. You just have to see which fits you better:)

jayabee52 2012-07-20 22:28:47 -0500 Report

why not when many of us rely on FREE meters?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-07-21 20:26:47 -0500 Report

I have only qualified for one meter that was free. I have to pay for mine and I have several that I bought none of which was under $10.00. I didn't qualify because I did not have health insurance. When I had health insurance I did not qualify because of the type of health insurance I had. So if I have to buy something I want something that is going to last. I go for what I believe is quality. Don't get me wrong I am happy for everyone who can get a free meter.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-07-22 18:10:41 -0500 Report

I'm sorry that you have not been able to get any meters free. I have so many since our insurance always covers them and they give me a choice of what they do cover. When they change a covered meter, that usually means the strips need to be changed as well, so that is where the new meters come into play. Also, our insurance lets you get one new meter a year free regardless, if you want it.

Onetouch sends me emails as well to get free meters. I have to say that out of all my meters, I do love my Onetouch mini and it plugs into the computer as well:) Just wish it came in candy apple red:D