Most accurate meters?

By redglitter Latest Reply 2010-01-11 17:17:42 -0600
Started 2010-01-04 09:42:04 -0600

What meter(s) do you find to be most accurate?
I found mine was off by 49 points yesterday! I need to get a new one and would like recommendations. Have any of you used the True2Go from CVS that screws onto the strip vial?

9 replies

Turtle 2010-01-05 18:20:58 -0600 Report

I have tried several different meters over the years. I am using contour meter now and love it. No coding, just a small amount of blood for test strip. The company will give you a free upgraded meter a couple years later. The dr can download the info and give you feed back. I highly recommend it.

jtausch 2010-01-11 17:17:42 -0600 Report

I use the accue chek aviva like it and the strips are free for me no copays. I f your insurance pays for it thats the one i would use

Moonchilde 2010-01-04 23:34:27 -0600 Report

Everyone has their favorite(s). I started out using a OneTouch Ultrasmart and then an Ultra Mini, they were both fine. I have been using a Wavesense Presto for about six months and I like it a lot - no coding, smaller sample size than the One Touches, and it is supposed to be one of the most accurate meters due to technical factors. If you go to, you can read about their various meters and why they are so accurate. The test strips for the Presto aren't too expensive (though mine are paid for by insurance).

spiritwalker 2010-01-04 16:33:55 -0600 Report

I have used several meters over the years. At present I have
a Free style freedom. I keep it in a a reasonable price range for strips. Meters are often free but the cost of supplies with
new meters can be hi.

salmanda 2010-01-04 16:51:17 -0600 Report

I use a One Touch Ultra. I like it, but the strips are expensive. It is also a bit bulky when it is all packed up in its pouch. There are much smaller ones out there. Also, check into calling the company you decide to go with. Many will send a meter out to you free. They make their money on the testing supplies.
Sal :)

Hinboyz3 2010-01-04 11:51:33 -0600 Report

Yep tried a few others but the test strips were so costly. So I switched about a month ago to the True2go, I love it it's compact the numbers are correct, test strips are affordable than the others. I even found a site online where I purchased the strips even cheaper than in the store.

sweething 2010-01-04 11:04:21 -0600 Report

I use the Accuchek Aviva (contact the company and ask for one—you are considering changing meters and would like to try it). They make their money from the strips, not the meters. I also like One Touch Easy, compact model for travel (call that co. too and ask for one). They send them out to me without asking, once you get on their mailing list as using their meters and strips. Good luck.

AddassaMari 2010-01-04 10:21:01 -0600 Report

You may want to check out the product review section on this site. That's a good place to start.

Personally, I use the Accu-Check Aviva. It is easy to use, The instructions are easy to follow. It has a quick guide with big pictures. it takes me longer to record my reading in the diary than it takes to setup, test, and discard the used lance and strips. From start to finish takes about a minute. The initial set up and when you open a new box of test strips is the longest you will ever need to handle the meter. Everything is coded so you won't make a mistake when you set up the meter or change strips.

The meter can be connected to the computer via a special link so that you can update the meter and check the calibration as well as have a digital diary of your readings.

It works for me, but like I said check the product review.