Back to Surveys Glucose Meter Experience Survey

This survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who shared their experience.
1. Please rank the following features from 1 (most important) to 9 (least important) according to how important they are to you when selecting a glucose meter.
Ease of Use
Meter features, such as point of care management software
Cost of the meter
Cost of the strips
Measurement accuracy
Size of the meter
Referral from a trusted source
Device specific limitations for use with certain patient populations or conditions
Other - please specify
2. Have you ever had a problem with your glucose meter?
I'm not sure or I don't recall
3. If you have had a problem with your glucose meter, please rank the following from 1 (most common) to 5 (least common).
Inaccurate reading
Software problems in the meter such as error codes
Interference with medications
Errors in operating the meter correctly
Other - please specify
4. Have you ever had to repeat a blood glucose test?
5. If you have had to repeat a test, why? Please select all that apply.
Not enough blood
Too much blood
Wrong calibration code
The reading didn't agree with what we expected (too high or too low)
Other - Please Specify
6. How difficult is it to use your current glucose meter?
Not difficult at all
Somewhat difficult
Very difficult
7. How easy is it to apply a blood sample to your current meter's test strip?
Very easy
Somewhat easy
Very difficult
8. Did you need training by a health care professional to use your current glucose meter?
9. How important do you think getting professional training in the use of blood glucose meters is?
Professional training is not needed
Some training is needed
Complete training is needed to use the meter correctly
10. How many different glucose meters do you use to check your blood glucose levels? (Do not count a continuous sensor as another glucose meter if you use one.)
More than 3
11. Where do you store glucose test strips at home?
Medicine cabinet in a bathroom
Other - Please specify
12. Do you take test strips to school?
Doesn't apply - I do not go to school
13. If you take test strips to school, how do you carry them?
I carry an entire bottle of test strips
I take out some strips and carry them separately
My meter uses foil strips and I take some
14. Have you ever borrowed test strips from or lent test strips to a friend?
15. If you've borrowed or lent test strips, were you and your friend using the exact same meter?
I'm not sure
16. Will your meter start reading glucose levels even if you think there is not enough blood on the test strip?
I'm not sure
17. How often do you wash the sample area (such as your finger tip) before you measure your blood glucose?
Always or almost always
Usually, but not always
Never or almost never
18. How often do you calibrate your meter to a new vial of test strips?
We calibrate every time we change to a vial with a new code
We have sometimes forgotten to change the calibration code
My meter doesn't require calibration
19. Would you prefer a meter that didn't need to be calibrated with each vial of test strips?
Yes, that would be nice
No, it doesn't matter to me
20. Does your diabetes team ask you to bring your glucose meter with you when you go to clinic?
21. If you have any comments about glucose meters, please share them here.


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Sunday November 25, 2007 12:02:18
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.