Blood glucose meters

Diabetes is about high blood glucose. Knowing how high would seem to be a good start to controlling it – a fact sadly lost on a number of GPs. But that’s another discussion often to be heard in the forum…

Fingerprick blood glucose test

Fingerprick blood glucose test

Which means the best weapon in any diabetic’s armoury is a blood glucose meter (glucometer), along with the knowledge of how to use it to best effect.

Oft times GPs or nurses have them to give away free; sometimes the manufacturers will send them free; sometimes people buy them. But are they all the same or, if you have a choice, which one might be best for you?

Here members of the forum review meters they have used to give their own perspectives.

Click the name to go to the review page.

One-Touch Ultra 2

Abbott Optium Xceed

Bayer Contour USB