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

 
 

Abbott Diabetes Care

 
     

Flash

 
 

21%

 

  131

 
     

FreeStyle

 
 

8%

 

  50

 
     

Tracker

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

Cozmonitor

 
 

6%

 

  40

 
     

Precision QID

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

Precision Xtra

 
 

1%

 

  10

 
 

Ascensia

 
     

Breeze

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
     

Contour

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

DEX or DEX2

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

Elite or Elite XL

 
 

1%

 

  4

 
 

BD

 
     

Logic

 
 

1%

 

  8

 
     

Paradigm Link

 
 

9%

 

  56

 
 

LifeScan

 
     

OneTouch UltraSmart

 
 

18%

 

  114

 
     

OneTouch Ultra

 
 

20%

 

  125

 
     

InDuo

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

OneTouch FastTake

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

OneTouch Profile, II, or Basic

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

OneTouch SureStep

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
 

Roche

 
     

Accu-Chek Active

 
 

1%

 

  7

 
     

Accu-Chek Advantage

 
 

1%

 

  9

 
     

Accu-Chek Aviva

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
     

Accu-Chek Compact

 
 

4%

 

  26

 
     

Accu-Chek Complete

 
 

1%

 

  4

 
 

Other

 
     

Store brand

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

Visual strips

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

Other meter

 
 

1%

 

  6

 


Total votes: 604

 

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

Poll dates: October 2 - 9, 2005
Total Votes: 604

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 drop to almost none. Today, among our readers, the Abbott Diabetes Care Flash and LifeScan's OneTouch UltraSmart and OneTouch Ultra are the most used meters.

A growing number of people (15%) report using a meter that is tied to their insulin pump -- either the MiniMed Paradigm Link (9%) or the Abbott Diabetes Care Cozmonitor (6%). 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. Totals by vendor are shown to give a sense for the overall percentage use by CWD visitors.

Meter Oct
2005
Apr
2005
Oct
2004
Apr
2004
Oct
2003
Apr
2003
Apr
2002
Aug
2001
May
2000
Oct
1998
Abbott Diabetes Care 37% 33% 29% 28% 24% 20% 28% 20% 7% 7%
Flash 21% 19% 17% 12% -- -- -- -- -- --
FreeStyle 8% 7% 6% 13% 20% 15% 15% 15% -- --
Tracker 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- --
Cozmonitor 6% 4% 3% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Precision QID 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 7% 7%
Precision Xtra 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 12% 3% -- --
Ascensia 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 4% 9% 22% 29% 25%
Breeze 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Contour 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DEX or DEX2 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 12% 9% 7%
Elite or XL 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 6% 10% 20% 18%
BD 10% 10% 8% 4% 2% 2%        
Logic 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% -- -- -- --
Paradigm Link 9% 9% 7% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
LifeScan 40% 45% 48% 48% 50% 60% 43% 35% 26% 49%
OneTouch UltraSmart 18% 19% 17% 14% 13% 16% 5% -- -- --
OneTouch Ultra 20% 22% 28% 31% 33% 41% 34% 23% -- --
InDuo 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- --
OneTouch FastTake 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 7% 11% 6%
OneTouch Profile, II, or Basic 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% 15% 43%
OneTouch SureStep 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% -- -- -- --
Roche 8% 9% 10% 13% 13% 13% 14% 16% 30% 15%
Accu-Chek Active 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- --
Accu-Chek Advantage 1% 3% 3% 4% 7% 8% 10% 12% 22% 11%
Accu-Chek Aviva 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Accu-Chek Compact 4% 4% 4% 6% 3% 1% -- -- -- --
Accu-Chek Complete 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 4% 8% 4%
Other
Store brand 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- --
Visual strips 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Other 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0%

Totals less than 100% due to rounding. A small number of duplicated of votes were removed from the totals.

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