If you have diabetes, you need to be extremely careful with these Best Blood Glucose Meter. Some of them give inaccurate blood sugar readings. Be sure to check which one’s come with strips and lancets. There are some products that advertise strips but don’t include them, so you should always read reviews before you buy. We also have review pages on the best body fat monitor, Blood pressure monitors.
- Best Blood Glucose Meter:Blood Glucose Monitors Bayer Contour Next USB Blood Glucose Monitoring System
- Best Blood Glucose Meter:FreeStyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Meter
- Best Blood Glucose Meter:Active1st TrueMetrix Complete Diabetic Blood Glucose Testing Kit
- Best Blood Glucose Meter:One Touch Ultra System Kit
- Best Blood Glucose Meter:iHealth Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System for Apple and Android
- Best Blood Glucose Meter:HealthPro Complete Diabetic Blood Glucose Testing Kit
- Best Blood Glucose Meter:Home Diagnostics Sidekick Blood Glucose Testing System
- Best Blood Glucose Meter:Embrace Blood Glucose Monitoring System
Pro’s and Con’s Table
|Best Blood Glucose Meter||Pro's||Con's|
|Bayer Contour Next USB Blood Glucose Monitoring System||Plugs into computer, versatile||Registering on the website is difficult.|
|FreeStyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Meter||Requires very little blood||None|
|OWell TrueMetrix Blood Glucose Testing Kit. Includes: Meter, 10 Test Strips, 10 Lancets, Adjustable Lancing Device, Control Solution||Great starter kit||The lancets don’t work too well|
|One Touch Ultra System Kit||Tests for Diabetes||Inaccurate, draws a lot of blood, doesn’t come with lancets or solution.|
|iHealth Align Smart Diabetes Testing Kit with 50 Strips||The app keeps a record of your readings||App does not work well, doesn’t come with solution or strips as advertised.|
|HealthPro Complete Diabetic Blood Glucose Testing Kit||Adjustable lancets. lots of strips||Screen flickers, eats batteries.|
|Home Diagnostics Sidekick Blood Glucose Testing System||Compact, clever strip container||Meter is finicky, lots of blood.|
|Best Blood Glucose Meter:Embrace Blood Glucose Monitoring System||Has a vocal component||Inserting a test strip is tricky, requires a lot of blood.|
Best Blood Glucose Meter
This little device has a USB which allows you to plug it into your computer. Collecting blood can be done from almost any angle.
The Freestyle is small and very fast. It only needs a tiny amount of blood.
OWell TrueMetrix Blood Glucose Testing Kit. Includes: Meter, 10 Test Strips, 10 Lancets, Adjustable Lancing Device, Control Solution
This starter kit has 50 strips, 100 lancets, solution, the meter and more. This is a very comprehensive set. The lancets bend easily, so be careful.
You will need to buy lancets and control solution to use this. You should be wary with this device. A 2012 consumer report found that about 60% of the One Touch devices were very inaccurate.
This has a wireless connection that can used with the free iHealth Gluco-Smart app to track your blood sugar. This does not come with strips, solution or lancets and the app does not work very well.
This kit comes with everything you need including 100 strips and 100 adjustable lancets and it requires only a small blood sample. The screen can flicker depending on how you hold it.
This kit comes with a meter and 50 strips. It allows you to test the forearm or the fingertip. It requires quite a bit of blood and is a bit picky.
The Embrace meter requires no coding and has a large screen. It has a voice that issues instructions for those with bad eyesight. Setting up a test strip can be annoying with this meter.
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