which meter have you found to be the best, or most accurate?

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2012-11-05 23:01:41 -0600
Started 2012-11-04 15:44:40 -0600

Reading a new post from someone about the difference in meter readings (he has two different brand meters always with different numbers, apparently quite a difference) I have only used one touch ultra mini, I have two of those. I have chcked each one before, at the same time to see if there was much difference there wasn't, however, maybe I should get a totally different brand and the responses to this post, could help me decide which one to get and then check against my One Touch UM.

8 replies

NiceDiabetes 2012-11-05 21:42:03 -0600 Report

I love the iBGStar, from a convenience perspective but Im currently using the Contour Link because it communicates with my pump. My only concern is my BGLs seem to be so much lower using this meter

jigsaw 2012-11-05 10:58:28 -0600 Report

I have a Bayer Contour, a One Touch, and an Accu-chek compact plus. I found them all to be very close, and quite adequate. I used each one for at least 6 months. My endo downloads them into his computer to see how I'm doing also.
Currently, I use the Contour because they offer me the best deal on supplies.
All three were very close to my laboratory a1c as well as my lab bg tests.

alanbossman 2012-11-04 18:02:16 -0600 Report

I have had a few different meters and find most are close in their readings. i use Bayer usb model and I have a Bayer contour model also and I ran a check and both are within 4 pts. of each other.

SandySilvers 2012-11-04 18:00:26 -0600 Report

I use Target's Up&Up brand. I really like it alot. Not only are the test strips less expensive than some of the other brands, but it gets very good ratings for accuracy by Consumer Reports. And most importantly, I have confidence in it. I think that really is one of the most important things to consider. Everyone's answers will probably be a little different because no two people are quite the same. But I think as long as you can afford the strips and feel comfortable with a certain brand, you should be fine.

Nick1962 2012-11-04 16:58:40 -0600 Report

I had a Precision Xtra by Abbot for about 4 years (my first) that was usually within 5 points of the solution. Batteries finally leaked and ruined it so I bought another updated one because I had about 200 strips left (they are cheap for this unit). It is just as accurate, but tempremental - had an E2 error that they finally just decided to send me a new unit which is fine in my case, but not if you're dependant on it daily. Was going to run out and buy another (it was only $17) but can't find it anywhere. So I'm kind of in a spot now wondering which one I should get that's dependable with cheap strips. Thanks in advance for letting me piggyback your post tabby!