Consumer Reports Reviews Blood Glucose Meters
In its October 2001 issue, Consumer Reports magazine reviewed 11 blood glucose meters, rating each on ease of use, consistency, and accuracy. Consistency is defined as the "ability to give similar readings on successive tests of the same blood sample," while accuracy is defined as "how closely the readings agreed with standard lab results." Key features considered in the review include alternative-site testing, large memory, averaging of results, computer interface, high temperature range of the test strip, and features of the included lancing device.
Top rated was the ONE TOUCH® Ultra, followed by the Accu-Chek Advantage and FreeStyle. Each of these meters is also highly rated and recommended by Children with Diabetes.
September 9, 2001
Last Updated: Thursday August 29, 2002 20:59:48
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