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

 
 

Abbott Diabetes Care

 
     

Flash

 
 

17%

 

126

 
     

FreeStyle

 
 

6%

 

47

 
     

Tracker

 
 

1%

 

1

 
     

Cozmonitor

 
 

3%

 

28

 
     

Precision QID

 
 

1%

 

4

 
     

Precision Xtra

 
 

1%

 

8

 
 

Ascensia

 
     

Breeze

 
 

1%

 

4

 
     

Contour

 
 

1%

 

10

 
     

DEX or DEX2

 
 

1%

 

4

 
     

Elite or Elite XL

 
 

1%

 

7

 
 

BD

 
     

Logic

 
 

1%

 

2

 
     

Paradigm Link

 
 

7%

 

53

 
     

Latitude

 
 

0%

     
 

LifeScan

 
     

OneTouch UltraSmart

 
 

17%

 

124

 
     

OneTouch Ultra

 
 

28%

 

209

 
     

InDuo

 
 

1%

 

4

 
     

OneTouch FastTake

 
 

1%

 

1

 
     

OneTouch Profile, II, or Basic

 
 

1%

 

2

 
     

OneTouch SureStep

 
 

0%

     
 

Roche

 
     

Accu-Chek Active

 
 

1%

 

10

 
     

Accu-Chek Advantage

 
 

3%

 

24

 
     

Accu-Chek Compact

 
 

4%

 

31

 
     

Accu-Chek Complete

 
 

2%

 

15

 
 

Other

 
     

Store brand

 
 

1%

 

2

 
     

Visual strips

 
 

1%

 

1

 
     

Other meter

 
 

1%

 

4

 


Total votes: 721

 

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

Poll dates: October 10 - 17, 2004
Total Votes: 721

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 UltraSmart, and the Abbott Diabetes Care Flash, are the most used meters.

New to this poll are two meters that are used with specific insulin pumps: the MiniMed/BD Paradigm Link and the Cozmo/Abbott Cozmonitor. These two meters communicate blood glucose data to their respective insulin pump to help the pump make decisions about the proper amount of insulin to deliver.

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
2004
Apr
2004
Oct
2003
Apr
2003
Apr
2002
Aug
2001
May
2000
Oct
1998
Abbott Diabetes Care
Flash 17% 12% -- -- -- -- -- --
FreeStyle 6% 13% 20% 15% 15% 15% -- --
Tracker 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- --
Cozmonitor 3% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Precision QID 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 7% 7%
Precision Xtra 1% 1% 2% 3% 12% 3% -- --
Ascensia
Breeze 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Contour 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DEX or DEX2 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 12% 9% 7%
Elite or XL 1% 2% 2% 2% 6% 10% 20% 18%
BD
Logic 1% 3% 1% 1% -- -- -- --
Paradigm Link 7% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Latitude 0% 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- --
LifeScan
OneTouch UltraSmart 17% 14% 13% 16% 5% -- -- --
OneTouch Ultra 28% 31% 33% 41% 34% 23% -- --
InDuo 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- --
OneTouch FastTake 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 7% 11% 6%
OneTouch Profile, II, or Basic 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% 15% 43%
OneTouch SureStep 0% 0% 1% 1% -- -- -- --
Roche
Accu-Chek Active 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- --
Accu-Chek Advantage 3% 4% 7% 8% 10% 12% 22% 11%
Accu-Chek Compact 4% 6% 3% 1% -- -- -- --
Accu-Chek Complete 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 4% 8% 4%
Other
Store brand 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- --
Visual strips 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Other 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0%

Totals less than 100% due to rounding. Obvious duplication of votes were removed from the totals.

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:37:58
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