By Germaine Latest Reply 2009-12-04 04:19:09 -0600
Started 2009-11-28 11:30:46 -0600

does anyone know of a glucometer that i can connect to my computer to download my readings. I am just so tired of writing the readings/levels down all the time and I often forget to log it in my book. Also, anyone know of a machine that i can test my HgA1c at home with immediate results that same day. I know my previous doctor use to check it and have results in less than 30 min.


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Sargeant 2009-12-04 04:19:09 -0600 Report

Freestyle Lite from Abbot Diabetics has a meter that you can purchase a cord that goes to your computer and there downloadable software co pilot will allow you to link them the cable is only about $40

kdroberts 2009-11-28 14:24:47 -0600 Report

Pretty much all meters will do that now but you will have to buy (or somehow acquire) the cables and software. Usually you can get the cable and CD from the meter manufacturer for around $25, some you can download the software but the cable costs. Some meters it directly connects to your computer, others you plug an infrared receiver into your computer and the meter connects to that.

The A1c test is a little trickier. You can buy a home test from Walgreens, $25 for 2 tests, which will give you a result within 5 minutes. However the jury is still out on the accuracy. Most people I've read about seem to find it's pretty close to a lab result but some have found it to be significantly different. Likely the one they use in your doctors office is a hemocue A1c test which is certified as lab accurate but also has a price tag to go along with that and can only be purchased via a professional medical equipment supplier.

Germaine 2009-11-28 18:42:56 -0600 Report

thanks so kindly for your info. i will search for cables and software for my one touch glucometer

Pauline B
Pauline B 2009-11-28 11:39:14 -0600 Report

I have used 4 different meters that had computer interfaces: Basic One Touch, one made by Bayer (I left it behind when I was overseas), a Contour One-Touch Ultra Two, and my favorite that I am currently using, Accu-Check 360. I have been able to download information in all cases. My first need for a glucometer was 11 years ago, and when I saw the interface insert I purchased the hardware needed. Usually the software is free.

I have not used the home A1c monitors though I have seen them demonstrated at trade fairs.

Germaine 2009-11-28 11:49:14 -0600 Report

thanks for answering me.
so basically i have to get the machine, then find a way to get a cable to connect it to the computer or does it come with it, same question about software