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What blood test meter do you or your child use most often?

 
     

Accu-Chek Active

 
 

1%

 

13

 
     

Accu-Chek Advantage

 
 

7%

 

59

 
     

Accu-Chek Compact

 
 

3%

 

27

 
     

Accu-Chek Complete

 
 

2%

 

17

 
     

BD Logic

 
 

1%

 

7

 
     

BD Latitude

 
 

1%

 

1

 
     

FreeStyle

 
 

20%

 

159

 
     

Tracker

 
 

1%

 

4

 
     

DEX or DEX2

 
 

1%

 

13

 
     

Elite or Elite XL

 
 

2%

 

16

 
     

InDuo

 
 

1%

 

9

 
     

OneTouch FastTake

 
 

1%

 

4

 
     

OneTouch Profile, II, or Basic

 
 

1%

 

6

 
     

OneTouch Ultra

 
 

33%

 

264

 
     

OneTouch UltraSmart

 
 

16%

 

127

 
     

OneTouch SureStep

 
 

1%

 

1

 
     

Precision QID

 
 

1%

 

5

 
     

Precision Xtra

 
 

2%

 

23

 
     

Sof-Tact

 
 

3%

 

25

 
     

Store brand

 
 

1%

 

1

 
     

Visual strips

 
 

0%

     
     

Other

 
 

1%

 

8

 


Total votes: 789

 

What blood test meter do you or your child use most often?

Poll dates: October 5 - 12, 2003
Total Votes: 789

There are many good blood glucose meters to choose from. In the past several years, we've seen people changing to meters that take smaller and smaller amounts of blood and which produce results in fewer and fewer seconds. We've also seen the number of people using photometric meters (e.g., the OneTouch Profile) drop to almost none. Today, among our readers, LifeScan's OneTouch Ultra and TheraSense's FreeStyle are the top two meters.

If you're thinking about getting a new meter, review the features of the various meters to find one that best meets your needs.

The table below compares results of last week's poll with similar polls run in previous years.

Meter       Oct    
2003
    Apr    
2003
    Apr    
2002
    Aug    
2001
    May    
2000
    Oct    
1998
Accu-Chek Active 1% 1% 1% -- -- --
Accu-Chek Advantage 7% 8% 10% 12% 22% 11%
Accu-Chek Compact 3% 1% -- -- --
Accu-Chek Complete 2% 3% 3% 4% 8% 4%
Logic 1% 1% -- -- -- --
Latitude 1% 1% -- -- -- --
FreeStyle 20% 15% 15% 15% -- --
Tracker 1% 1% -- -- -- --
DEX or DEX2 1% 2% 3% 12% 9% 7%
Elite or XL 2% 2% 6% 10% 20% 18%
FastTake 1% 1% 3% 7% 11% 6%
OneTouch Profile, II, or Basic 1% 1% 1% 5% 15% 43%
OneTouch Ultra 33% 41% 34% 23% -- --
OneTouch UltraSmart 16% 5% -- -- -- --
OneTouch SureStep 1% 1% -- -- -- --
Precision QID 1% 1% 1% 2% 7% 7%
Precision Xtra 2% 3% 12% 3% -- --
Sof-Tact 1% 1% 2% -- -- --
Store brand 1% 1% 1% -- -- --
Visual strips 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Other 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0%
Totals less than 100% due to rounding

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