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

 
 

Pump Related Meter

 
     

Medtronic UltraLink

 
 

17%

 

  56

 
     

Animas Ping

 
 

12%

 

  41

 
     

OmniPod

 
 

4%

 

  13

 
     

Cozmonitor

 
 

2%

 

  8

 
 

Abbott Diabetes Care

 
     

Flash

 
 

6%

 

  20

 
     

Lite

 
 

7%

 

  25

 
     

Freedom or Freedom Lite

 
 

3%

 

  12

 
     

Precision Xtra

 
 

2%

 

  8

 
 

Bayer

 
     

Breeze or Breeze2

 
 

1%

 

  1

 
     

Contour or Contour USB

 
 

3%

 

  12

 
 

LifeScan

 
     

OneTouch UltraSmart

 
 

4%

 

  16

 
     

OneTouch Ultra or Ultra2

 
 

10%

 

  33

 
     

OneTouch UltraMini

 
 

9%

 

  32

 
 

Roche

 
     

Accu-Chek Aviva

 
 

8%

 

  28

 
     

Accu-Chek Compact or CompactPlus

 
 

2%

 

  7

 
 

Other

 
     

Store brand

 
 

1%

 

  3

 
     

Visual strips

 
 

0%

 

   0

 
     

Other meter

 
 

1%

 

  6

 


Total votes: 321

 

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

Poll dates: October 7 - 14, 2009
Total Votes: 321

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: 24%
  • Bayer: 4%
  • LifeScan: 52%
  • Roche: 10%
  • Other: 2%

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

Meter Oct
2009
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 24% 31% 32% 34% 33% 38% 38% 37% 33% 29% 28% 24% 20% 28% 20% 7% 7%
Flash 6% 6% 12% 18% 18% 21% 24% 21% 19% 17% 12% -- -- -- -- -- --
Lite 7% 12% 8% 2% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Freestyle -- 7% 4% 5% 8% 9% 8% 8% 7% 6% 13% 20% 15% 15% 15% -- --
Freedom 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
OmniPod 4% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Cozmonitor 2% 2% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% 6% 4% 3% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Precision Xtra 2% 3% 3% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 12% 3% -- --
Bayer 4% 5% 5% 5% 5% 3% 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 3% 4% 9% 22% 29% 25%
Breeze or Breeze2 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Contour 3% 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 52% 41% 40% 40% 36% 35% 39% 40% 45% 48% 48% 50% 60% 43% 35% 26% 49%
Medtronic UltraLink 17% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
OneTouch Ping 12% 5% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
OneTouch UltraSmart 4% 12% 12% 14% 17% 20% 21% 18% 19% 17% 14% 13% 16% 5% -- -- --
OneTouch Ultra or Ultra2 10% 13% 15% 18% 16% 14% 15% 20% 22% 28% 31% 33% 41% 34% 23% -- --
OneTouch UltraMini 9% 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 10% 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% 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% 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%
Other
Store brand 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% -- -- --
Visual strips 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
Other Meter 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 0%

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Last Updated: Wednesday October 14, 2009 14:12:44
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