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

 
 

Abbott Diabetes Care

 
     

Flash

 
 

18%

 

  131

 
     

FreeStyle

 
 

8%

 

  58

 
     

Freedom

 
 

1%

 

  5

 
     

Cozmonitor

 
 

4%

 

  31

 
     

Precision Xtra

 
 

2%

 

  21

 
 

Ascensia (Bayer)

 
     

Breeze or Breeze2

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

Contour

 
 

2%

 

  21

 
     

DEX or DEX2

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

Elite or Elite XL

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
 

BD

 
     

Logic

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
     

Paradigm Link

 
 

12%

 

  88

 
 

LifeScan

 
     

OneTouch UltraSmart

 
 

17%

 

  122

 
     

OneTouch Ultra or Ultra2

 
 

16%

 

  118

 
     

OneTouch UltraMini

 
 

1%

 

  9

 
     

OneTouch FastTake

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

OneTouch Profile, II, or Basic

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
 

Roche

 
     

Accu-Chek Active

 
 

1%

 

  6

 
     

Accu-Chek Aviva

 
 

7%

 

  55

 
     

Accu-Chek Advantage

 
 

1%

 

  4

 
     

Accu-Chek Compact or CompactPlus

 
 

2%

 

  20

 
     

Accu-Chek Complete

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
 

Other

 
     

Store brand

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

Visual strips

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

Other meter

 
 

1%

 

  6

 


Total votes: 711

 

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

Poll dates: April 15 - 22, 2007
Total Votes: 711

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.

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

Based on this unscientific poll, market share among CWD readers is:

  • Abbott Diabetes Care: 33%
  • LifeScan: 36%
  • Roche: 12%
  • BD (Sanvita): 13%
  • Ascensia: 5%
  • Other: 3%

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

Meter Apr
2007
Oct
2006
Apr
2006
Oct
2005
Apr
2005
Oct
2004
Apr
2004
Oct
2003
Apr
2003
Apr
2002
Aug
2001
May
2000
Oct
1998
Abbott Diabetes Care 33% 38% 38% 37% 33% 29% 28% 24% 20% 28% 20% 7% 7%
Flash 18% 21% 24% 21% 19% 17% 12% -- -- -- -- -- --
FreeStyle 8% 9% 8% 8% 7% 6% 13% 20% 15% 15% 15% -- --
Freedom 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cozmonitor 4% 5% 5% 6% 4% 3% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Precision Xtra 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 12% 3% -- --
Ascensia 5% 3% 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 4% 9% 22% 29% 25%
Breeze or Breeze2 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Contour 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DEX or DEX2 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 12% 9% 7%
Elite or XL 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 6% 10% 20% 18%
BD (now Sanvita) 13% 11% 9% 10% 10% 8% 4% 2% 2%        
Logic 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% -- -- -- --
Paradigm Link 12% 9% 8% 9% 9% 7% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
LifeScan 36% 35% 39% 40% 45% 48% 48% 50% 60% 43% 35% 26% 49%
OneTouch UltraSmart 17% 20% 21% 18% 19% 17% 14% 13% 16% 5% -- -- --
OneTouch Ultra or Ultra2 16% 14% 15% 20% 22% 28% 31% 33% 41% 34% 23% -- --
OneTouch UltraMini 1% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
OneTouch FastTake 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 7% 11% 6%
OneTouch Profile, II, or Basic 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% 15% 43%
Roche 12% 11% 9% 8% 9% 10% 13% 13% 13% 14% 16% 30% 15%
Accu-Chek Active 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- --
Accu-Chek Aviva 7% 4% 3% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Accu-Chek Advantage 1% 2% 2% 1% 3% 3% 4% 7% 8% 10% 12% 22% 11%
Accu-Chek Compact or CompactPlus 2% 2% 2% 4% 4% 4% 6% 3% 1% -- -- -- --
Accu-Chek Complete 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 4% 8% 4%
Other
Store brand 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- --
Visual strips 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Other Meter 1% 1% 1% 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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