Blood Glucose Meter Comparisons

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BLOOD GLUCOSE METER COMPARISONS
Meter
Testing 
Sites 
(see key)
Sample
(μL)
Range    
(mg/dL)
Results
(sec)
Calibration
Memory
(tests)
Battery Features
ABBOTT LABS • 888-522-5226 • abbottdiabetescare.com
FreeStyle Freedom
Lite
1, 3, 6 0.3 20−500 5 no coding 400 3V • Small design • 4 programmable alarms • Connects to management software • Calculates 7‑, 14‑, 30‑day averages • Large display
FreeStyle InsuLinx 1 0.3 20−500 5 no coding 495 3V  Touch-screen  Backlit display  Test strip port light  Electronic logbook  Personalization features (ie, pre- and post-meal tagging)  Programmable reminders and weekly messages  Built-in FreeStyle Auto-Assist software
FreeStyle Lite 1, 3, 6 0.3 20−500 5 no coding 400 3V  Small design  Backlit display  Test strip port light  4 programmable alarms  Connects to management software  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-day averages
FreeStyle Precision Neo 1 0.6 20−500 5 no coding 1000 3V  Slim, ultra-lightweight design  Large display
 e-ink screen  Electronic logbook  OTC test strips  Connects to management software  Calculates 7-, 14, 30-day averages
Precision Xtra 1, 2, 3, 6 0.6 20−500 5 no coding 450 3V  Small and discrete design  Tests ketones  Icon driven menu  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-day averages
ARKRAY • 800-818-8877 • arkrayusa.com
Glucocard 01 1, 3 0.3 20−600 7 automatic 360 3V  Audible beep indicator  Calculates 14-, 30-day averages
Glucocard Expression 1, 2, 3 0.8 20–600 6 automatic 300 AAA  Large display  3 programmable alarms  Bilingual voice features  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-day averages
Glucocard Shine 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 0.5 20–600 5 automatic 500 3V  Large display  Backlit screen  Strip expiration indicator  Pre/post meal markers with post-meal alarm  Calculates 1-, 7-, 14-, 30-, 90-day averages
Glucocard Vital 1, 3 0.5 20–600 7 automatic 250 3V  Calculates 14-, 30-day averages
ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE • 800-348-8100 • contournextpro.com
Breeze2 1, 2, 3 1 20−600 5 no coding 420 3V • 10‑test disc for no strip handling
Contour 1, 2, 3 0.6 20−600 5 no coding 480 3V • Pre/post meal markers with alarm • High/low test results displayed over past 7 days • Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-day averages
Contour Link 1 0.6 20−600 5 no coding 480 3V • Large display • Pre/post meal markers with alarm • Connects to Medtronic CareLink and GLUCOFACTS Deluxe management software • Wireless communication to Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump
Contour USB 1, 2, 3 0.6 20−600 5 no coding 2000 rechargeable lithium polymer battery, 3.4v-4.2v  Plug & Play USB  Easy trend tracking  Color display  500MB extra memory  Illuminated strip port
 GLUCOFACTS Deluxe software
Contour Next 1, 3 0.6 20−600 5 no coding 800 3V  Simple on-screen messages  Allows for applying more blood to sample  Multiple evaluations of single sample  Autolog with pre/post meal markers  14 languages  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-, 90-day averages
Contour Next EZ 1 0.6 20−600 5 no coding 480 3V  Multiple evaluations of single sample  Allows for applying more blood to sample  Basic and Advanced Modes  Glucose sensor technology  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-day averages
Contour Next Link 1, 3 0.6 20−600 5 no coding 1000 rechargeable lithium polymer battery, 3.4v-4.2v  Wireless communication to Medtronic insulin pumps  Fasting and pre/post meal markers with alarm  Electronic logbook  Connects to CareLink software  Charge via USB  Allows for applying more blood to sample  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-day averages
Contour Next Link 2.4 1, 3 0.6 20−600 5 no coding 1000 rechargeable lithium polymer battery, 3.4v-4.2v  Wireless communication to MiniMed 630G pump with SafeGuard technology  Fasting and pre/post meal markers with alarm  Electronic logbook  Connects to CareLink software  Charge via USB  Allows for applying more blood to sample  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-, 90-day averages
Contour Next One 1, 3 0.6 20−600 5 no coding 800 3V  Wireless communication to Contour Diabetes app  Fasting and pre/post meal markers  smartLIGHT blood glucose target indicator  Electronic logbook  Allows for applying more blood to sample
Contour Next USB 1, 3 0.6 20−600 5 no coding 2000 rechargeable lithium polymer battery, 3.4v-4.2v  Plug & Play USB  Multiple evaluations of single sample
 Fasting and pre/post meal markers with alarm
 Electronic logbook  Charge via USB  Allows for
applying more blood to sample  Built-in GLUCOFACTS Deluxe software  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-, 90-day averages
GE • 866-613-7085 • gediabetes.com
GE100 1, 2, 3 1 20−600 5 automatic 500 3V  Large screen  True Auto Coding  Top loading  Calculates 1-, 7-, 14-, 30-, 90-day averages
GE200 1, 2, 3 0.75 20−600 5 automatic 1000 3V  Large backlit screen  True Auto Coding  Top loading  Calculates 1-, 7-, 14-, 30-, 90-day averages
LIFESCAN • 800-227-8862 • onetouch.com
OneTouch Ultra2 1, 2, 3 1 20−600 5 button 500 3V • Records before and after meal results • Calculates 7‑, 14‑, 30‑day averages • Connects to diabetes management software
OneTouch UltraMini 1, 2, 3 1 20−600 5 button 500 3V  Small design  2-way scrolling buttons
 3 color schemes
OneTouch Verio 1 0.4 20−600 5 no coding 500 AAA  Compact, slim design  ColorSure range indicator  Calculates 7-day average
OneTouch Verio Flex 1 0.4 20−600 5 no coding 500 3V  Large color screen  ColorSure Range indicator
 Wireless communication to OneTouch Reveal app
OneTouch Verio IQ 1 0.4 20−600 5 no coding 750 rechargeable 3.7V lithium polymer battery  PatternAlert Technology  Large color screen
 Illuminated testing area  Intuitive interface  One-step meal tagging  Eco-friendly rechargeable battery lasts up to 2wks between charges and can be charged with an AC adapter or mini USB cable (both included)
NOVA DIABETES CARE • (800) 681-7390 • novacares.com
Nova Max Link 1, 2, 3 0.3 20−600 5 no coding 400 3V  Connects to Medtronic insulin pumps  Calculates 1-, 7-, 14-, 30-day averages
Nova Max Plus 1, 2, 3 0.3 20−600 5 no coding 400 3V  Test ketones  Calculates 1-, 7-, 14-, 30-day averages
PRODIGY DIABETES CARE • 800-243-2636 • prodigymeter.com
Prodigy Autocode 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 0.7 20−600 6 no coding 450 AAA  Small design  4 languages  Connects to diabetes management software  Calculates 7-, 14-, 28-day averages
Prodigy Pocket 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 0.7 20−600 7 no coding 120 3V  Small, lightweight design  Calculates 7-, 14-, 28-day averages  4 color schemes
Prodigy Voice 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 0.7 20−600 6 no coding 450 AAA  Small design  Fully audible  Connects to diabetes management software  Calculates 7-, 14-, 21-, 30-, 60-, 90-day averages
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS • 800-858-8072 • accu-chek.com
Accu-Chek Aviva 1, 2, 3, 6 0.6 10−600 5 no coding 500 3V  Large display  Large area to place sample  Autolog with pre/post meal markers  4 programmable alarms  Ergonomic design with rubber grips  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-, 90-day averages
Accu-Chek Aviva Connect 1 0.6 10−600 5 no coding 750 3V  Backlit display  Autolog with fasting and pre/post meal markers  Automatic transfer to smartphone  Data-trend reports  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-, 90-day averages
Accu-Chek Aviva Expert 1 0.6 20–600 5 no coding 1000 AAA  Full-color backlit display  Insulin bolus advice  Autolog with fasting and pre/post meal markers  Pre-set and cus­tom­izable reminders  Ergonomic design with rubber grips  Data-trend reports  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-, 60-, 90-day averages
Accu-Chek Compact Plus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1.5 10−600 5 no coding 500 AAA  Backlit display  Detachable lancet device  Preloaded 17-strip drum  3 programmable alarms  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-day averages
Accu-Chek Guide 1, 2, 3, 6 0.6 10–600 4 no coding 720 3V  Backlit display  Strip port light  Autolog with fasting and pre/post meal markers  Wireless connectivity with smartphone  4 programmable alarms  Strip release button  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-, 90-day averages
Accu-Chek Nano 1,3 0.6 20–600 5 no coding 500 3V  Small design  Backlit display  4 programmable reminders  Autolog with pre/post meal markers  11 depth settings  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-, 90-day averages
TRIVIDIA HEALTH • (800)-803-6025 • trividiahealth.com
Sidekick 1, 2 1 20–600 10 no coding 50 N/A  All-in-one system designed to look like vial of test strips (meter + test strip vial is a single unit)  Disposable
TrueBalance 1, 2 1 20–600 10 no coding 365 3V  Calculates 14-, 30-day AM averages  Connects to diabetes management software
TrueMetrix 1, 2 0.5 20–600 4 no coding 500 3V  4 programmable alarms  Audible fill detection  Ketone test reminder  Event tags (exercise, sickness, medication)  Strip release button  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-day averages
TrueMetrix Air 1, 2 0.5 20–600 4 no coding 1000 3V  Wireless connectivity  4 programmable alarms  Audible fill detection  Ketone test reminder  Event tags (exercise, sickness, medication)  Strip release button  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-, 60-, 90-day averages
TrueMetrix Go 1 0.5 20–600 4 no coding 500 3V  Compact design  Calculates 7-, 14-, 30-day averages
TrueRead 1, 2 1 20–600 10 code chip 200 3V  Large display  Automatically operates without any buttons
TrueTrack 1, 2 1 20–600 10 code chip 365 3V  Automatically operates without any buttons
 Connects to diabetes management software
NOTES

1 = Fingertips    2 = Forearm    3 = Thumb/palm (base of thumb or region under the pinky)    4 = Thigh    5 = Calf    6 = Upper arm    7 = Abdomen

(Rev. 6/2017)

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