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

 
 

Abbott Diabetes Care

 
     

Flash

 
 

6%

 

  29

 
     

Lite

 
 

12%

 

  56

 
     

FreeStyle

 
 

7%

 

  34

 
     

Freedom

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
     

Cozmonitor

 
 

2%

 

  12

 
     

Precision Xtra

 
 

3%

 

  15

 
 

Ascensia (Bayer)

 
     

Breeze or Breeze2

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

Contour

 
 

4%

 

  21

 
     

DEX or DEX2

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

Elite or Elite XL

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
 

LifeScan

 
     

OneTouch UltraSmart

 
 

12%

 

  57

 
     

OneTouch Ping

 
 

5%

 

  26

 
     

OneTouch Ultra or Ultra2

 
 

13%

 

  60

 
     

OneTouch UltraMini

 
 

11%

 

  49

 
     

OneTouch FastTake

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

OneTouch Profile, II, or Basic

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
 

Roche

 
     

Accu-Chek Active

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

Accu-Chek Aviva

 
 

8%

 

  39

 
     

Accu-Chek Advantage

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

Accu-Chek Compact or CompactPlus

 
 

2%

 

  11

 
     

Accu-Chek Complete

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
 

Sanvita (was BD)

 
     

Logic

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

Paradigm Link

 
 

2%

 

  10

 
 

Other

 
     

Store brand

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

Visual strips

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

Other meter

 
 

3%

 

  14

 


Total votes: 445

 

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

Poll dates: April 15 - 22, 2009
Total Votes: 445

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.

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: 31%
  • Ascensia (Bayer): 5%
  • LifeScan: 41%
  • Roche: 12%
  • Sanvita (was BD): 3%
  • Other: 3%

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

Meter Mar
2009
Mar
2008
Sep
2007
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 31% 32% 34% 33% 38% 38% 37% 33% 29% 28% 24% 20% 28% 20% 7% 7%
Flash 6% 12% 18% 18% 21% 24% 21% 19% 17% 12% -- -- -- -- -- --
Lite 12% 8% 2% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Freestyle 7% 4% 5% 8% 9% 8% 8% 7% 6% 13% 20% 15% 15% 15% -- --
Freedom 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cozmonitor 2% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% 6% 4% 3% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Precision Xtra 3% 3% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 12% 3% -- --
Ascensia 5% 5% 5% 5% 3% 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 4% 9% 22% 29% 25%
Breeze or Breeze2 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Contour 4% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
DEX or DEX2 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 12% 9% 7%
Elite or XL 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 6% 10% 20% 18%
LifeScan 41% 40% 40% 36% 35% 39% 40% 45% 48% 48% 50% 60% 43% 35% 26% 49%
OneTouch UltraSmart 12% 12% 14% 17% 20% 21% 18% 19% 17% 14% 13% 16% 5% -- -- --
OneTouch Ping 5% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
OneTouch Ultra or Ultra2 13% 15% 18% 16% 14% 15% 20% 22% 28% 31% 33% 41% 34% 23% -- --
OneTouch UltraMini 11% 11% 6% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
OneTouch FastTake 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 7% 11% 6%
OneTouch Profile, II, or Basic 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% 15% 43%
Roche 12% 12% 10% 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% 1% 1% 1% -- -- --
Accu-Chek Aviva 8% 8% 5% 7% 4% 3% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Accu-Chek Advantage 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 1% 3% 3% 4% 7% 8% 10% 12% 22% 11%
Accu-Chek Compact or CompactPlus 2% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2% 4% 4% 4% 6% 3% 1% -- -- -- --
Accu-Chek Complete 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 4% 8% 4%
Santiva (was BD) 3% 8% 10% 13% 11% 9% 10% 10% 8% 4% 2% 2%        
Logic 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% -- -- -- --
Paradigm Link 2% 7% 9% 12% 9% 8% 9% 9% 7% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Other
Store brand 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- --
Visual strips 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Other Meter 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0%

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