Glucose Meters

Glucose Meters

Q. Who makes the best meter?

  The best meter is going to depend on your specific priorities. Some brands are more compact, easy to take on the go such as True2go, Freestyle Lite,Element Compact. Some brands have special features like backlighting, test memory and talking such as Gmate, Contour, and Contour Next. Some brands offer more affordable test strips and fast test results such as Advocate Redi-Code+ and Prodigy.

Q. Which meters read in Spanish?

  Many of the talking meters offer multiple languages. To name a few, Prodigy Voice, Easy Talk, Solus V2, Gmate Voice, ForaCare Premium V10, and Embrace glucometers all read in Spanish and other languages.

Q. How long will the meter last?

  It is recommended that you replace your meter every 3 years due to technological upgrades. Every manufacturer offers a 3-5 year warranty on their glucometers.

Q. What does not for retail sale mean?

  Not for retail sale or Nfrs. refers to the packaging that the product comes in. It means that that particular packaging is not to be sold through retail outlets.The product inside is the same materially in all boxes, the box is just different for mail order shipping purposes. There is also a substantial difference in the pricing. See Aviva Plus Retail and Aviva Plus Nfrs. for the price and packaging differences.

Q. I tested 3 consecutive times and my readings were different each time. Why is this?

  Assuming that the same meter is being used each try, there are a few possible reasons that boil down to user or mechanical errors. These possible errors could be broken meter, unclean testing area or meter, ineffective alternate site, expired/wrong test strips, blood sample amount, or meter quality. Try to always use the same meter (different meters will yield different results) and test the meter regularly with their corresponding control solution.

Q. Which meter tests blood and ketone?

   Generally, the ketone test strips do not require a meter however the NovaMax Plus and Precison Xtra meters can read both blood glucose and ketone test strips.