Blood glucose meter

Recommended blood glucose meters, by Consumer Reports

“Controlling your blood sugar, or blood glucose, level is key to managing diabetes,” says Consumer Reports. “Blood glucose monitoring can be important for those taking insulin or other diabetes medications, women with gestational diabetes (diagnosed during pregnancy), and those having difficulty controlling their diabetes.”

“All glucose monitors work in a similar way, but some have features and options that might better suit your specific needs. Talk with your doctor or diabetes educator about which monitor matches monitoring requirements lifestyle, and budget.”

Here is the Consumer Reports’ selection of recommended blood glucose meters. The maximum overall score is 100, and “Best Buy” models offer more value.

Bayer Contour Next

Overall score: 91

FreeStyle Lite

Overall score: 89

ReliOn (Wal-Mart) Micro

Overall score: 87
“Best Buy”

FreeStyle Precision Neo

Overall score: 86
“Best Buy”

OneTouch UltraMini

Overall score: 84

Accu-Chek Compact Plus

Overall score: 84

ReliOn (Wal-Mart) Ultima

Overall score: 84
“Best Buy”

ReliOn (Wal-Mart) Confirm

Overall score: 82
“Best Buy”

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Source: Consumer Reports
Last checked on: 29 November 2017