Linda Huneke
By Linda Huneke Latest Reply 2011-02-24 21:01:58 -0600
Started 2011-02-23 13:31:02 -0600

Do they make meters that do not require a test strip?

16 replies

jayabee52 2011-02-24 21:01:58 -0600 Report

I have heard of a meter, still in the experemental stages, which measures BG through the skin or through a fingernail or a color changing contact lens.

I remember posting something a while ago un the News articles section. You might look there and use the search function in the news articles section perhaps search for "Meters" When I did I found pages of hits plus my own here: But you might want to do your own search, because there were a couple others, from their titles which looked promising too.




Nanny G
Nanny G 2011-02-24 14:02:36 -0600 Report

Ascensia Breeze has a disc with 10 strips you just drop in the meter and a button that ejects them. You never have to handle any strips. It's what I use but get all my supplies thru mail order pharmacy/insurance.

Type1Lou 2011-02-24 08:30:50 -0600 Report

I like the AccuChek Compact meter because you load one drum of 17 test strips and it spits one out every time you turn the meter on to test until you've used up the 17. That said, the drums are not any less expensive than other strips. I'm lucky because I have some insurance coverage for these. The meter is a bit larger than many available today but the convenience is worth it to me.

GabbyPA 2011-02-24 06:06:21 -0600 Report

There is a meter that has a disk of test strips, but they are still strips and they are very expensive. As KD mentioned, WalMart and Target have the best options for immediate purchase. I use Ebay for my strips and there is a new website that a member posted that has good prices on automatic purchases.

Harlen 2011-02-23 14:53:59 -0600 Report

there is no money in making a meater that dose not use strips.
The best place to get cheep strips is Walmart there meter works good and the strips are low priced.
Best wishes

Linda Huneke
Linda Huneke 2011-02-23 15:28:50 -0600 Report

Thank you for the tip. Nice cat. Don't tell anyone but we have 10 cats! We love em'

Harlen 2011-02-23 18:59:35 -0600 Report

The world runs on making money
It's not a cat its a Tiger lol lol
Wife always wished to pet one so I set it up so she was able too lol
Best wishes

MewElla 2011-02-23 13:35:55 -0600 Report

This is a good question, most curious if anyone knows of such a meter. I will be watching for this answeer. Thanks for bringing this one up.