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.
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|
|Active1st TrueMetrix Complete Diabetic Blood Glucose Testing Kit||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 Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System for Apple and Android||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.|
|TRUEbalance Blood Glucose Monitoring System||No coding, just a little blood needed||None|
|Home Diagnostics Sidekick Blood Glucose Testing System||Compact, clever strip container||Meter is finicky, lots of blood.|
|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.
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 meter requires no coding and gives results in about 10 seconds.
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.