How do I know when my glucose meter needs to be changed? My current meter is about 15 months oid - Accu-chek
Blood glucose meters can last for several years. There is no need to change the meter unless the meter is not working or unless a new technology comes out that will make it easier for you to check. Currently, most of the meters on the market require very little blood and show a reading in 5-10 seconds once the blood is applied. The batteries are replaceable, and usually need to be changed every one to two years. As long as your meter continues to work and the strips are available at your pharmacy, there is no need to change it.