Which of the following is most important to you in a glucose meter? Assume that the meter is sufficiently accurate Price of strips 7% 7 Small sample size 22% 23 Fast test time 3% 3 Alternate site ability 2% 2 Small meter size 6% 6 Large display 2% 2 Meter holds multiple strips (disk or drum) 3% 3 No coding 2% 2 Light on display and strip 7% 7 Built in data analysis and display 1% 1 Computer interface 5% 5 Meter is my insulin pump controller 35% 36 Other 7% 7
Total votes: 104
Which of the following is most important to you in a glucose meter?Poll dates: September 19 - 26, 2012
Total Votes: 104
Today's blood glucose meters require tiny volumes of blood, can be used on alternate sites, produce results in a few seconds, and interface with computers to help you and your diabetes team analyze your blood glucose data. Some meters use technology that incorporates more than one strip within the meter, some require no coding, and one has a light that shines on the test strip for easier monitoring in the dark. Some meters act as controllers for an insulin pump. All of these features make it much easier to monitor your blood sugar than it was only a few years ago.
With all of the new features available, we asked our readers to tell us what they think is most important in a blood glucose meters. The most important feature among CWD readers is a meter that is also their insulin pump controller. Small sample size was second.
The following graph illustrates the results from the last previous years in which we've run this poll:
Last Updated: Wednesday September 26, 2012 12:26:00
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