Blood Glucose Meter Comparisons

BLOOD GLUCOSE METER COMPARISONS
Meter Testing
Sites
(see key)
Sam-
ple
(μL)
Range    
(mg/dL)
Results
(sec)
Cali-
bration
Memory
(tests)
Battery Notes
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 • Calculated 7‑, 14‑, 30‑day averages • Large display
FreeStyle InsuLinx 1 0.3 20−500 5 no coding 495 3V • Touch-screen interface • Automated logbook • Personalization features (eg, uploading pre- and post-meal markers) • Built‑in FreeStyle Auto-Assist software (allowing patients to track progress, analyze trends, and display data)
FreeStyle Lite 1, 3, 6 0.3 20−500 5 no coding 400 3V • Small design • 4 programmable alarms • Connects to management software
Precision Xtra 1, 2, 3, 6 0.6 20−500 5 SmartChip 450 3V • Tests ketones • Icon driven menu • Small and discrete design
AGAMATRIX, INC. • 866-906-4197 • agamatrix.com
WaveSense Presto 1, 2, 3 0.5 20−600 6 no coding 300 3V • WaveSense Dynamic Electrochemistry corrects for blood glucose signal distortion • Large display • 14‑, 30‑, 90‑days, and time-of-day averages • On‑Screen graphing • 6 programmable alarms • Hypo- and hyper-glycemic warning alarms • Zero‑Click data management software connects to PC via USB
ARKRAY • 800-818-8877 • arkrayusa.com
Glucocard Expression 2, 3 >1 20−600 6 no coding 300 AAA • Large display • Bilingual voice features • Calculates 7‑, 14‑, 30‑day averages
BAYER HEALTHCARE • 800-348-8100 • bayercontour.com
Breeze2 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 1 10−600 5 no coding 400 3V • 10‑test disc for no strip handling
Contour 1, 2, 3 0.6 10−600 5 no coding 480 3V • Pre/post meal markers with alarm • High/low test results displayed over past 7 days
Contour Next EZ 1 0.6 20−600 7 no coding 480 3V • Multiple evaluation of single sample • Glucose sensor technology • Accurate under wide range of storage conditions
Contour USB 1, 2, 3 0.6 20−600 5 no coding 2000 non-service-
able, 280mAh recharge-
able lithium polymer battery, 3.4V−4.2V
• Plug & Play USB • Easy trend tracking • Color display • 500MB extra memory • Illuminated strip port • GLUCOFACTS Deluxe software
GE • 866-613-7085 • gediabetes.com
GE100 1, 2, 3 1 20−600 5 automatic 500 3V • Proprietary G.O.D. (non‑PDQ) technology • Auto-coding • Plastic test-strip technology • Top-loading • Calculates 1‑, 7‑, 14‑, 30‑, 90‑day averages
INFOPIA USA • 877-9EOCENE • eocenesystems.com
Eocene Eclipse 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1 10−600 5 button 250 3V • Compatible with Disease Management Eocene System • Includes Virtual Tracker Device • Test strip refill alerts • 5 programmable alarms • Result-based graphical analysis
 
Meter Testing
Sites
(see key)
Sam-
ple
(μL)
Range    
(mg/dL)
Results
(sec)
Cali-
bration
Memory
(tests)
Battery Notes
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 50 3V • Small design • Large display • Comes with small OneTouch Lancing Device
OneTouch VerioIQ 1 0.4 20−600 5 no coding 750 recharge-
able 3.7V lithium polymer battery
• PatternAlert Technology • Illuminated testing area • Intuitive interface • Eco-friendly rechargeable battery lasts up to two weeks between charges and can be charged with an AC adapter or mini USB cable (both included)
OneTouch VerioSync 1 0.4 20−600 5 no coding 500 3.7V • Use with OneTouch Reveal app • Sends results wirelessly to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
NIPRO DIAGNOSTICS • 800-803-6025 • niprodiagnostics.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
TRUE2go 1, 2 0.5 20−600 4 no coding 99 3V • Small design • Attaches to TRUEtest test strip vial for no strip handling • Automatically turns on/off
TRUEbalance 1, 2 1 20−600 10 no coding 365 3V • Calculates 14‑, 30‑day AM averages • Connects to diabetes management software
TRUE METRIX 1, 2 0.5 20−600 4 no coding 500 3V • Calculates 7‑, 14‑, 30‑day averages • 4 programmable alarms • Audible fill detection • Ketone test reminder • Strip release button
TRUEread 1, 2 1 20−600 10 code chip 200 3V • Automatically operates without any buttons • Large display
TRUEresult 1, 2 0.5 20−600 4 no coding 500 3V • Calculates 7‑, 14‑, 30‑day averages • 4 programmable alarms • Ketone testing reminder
TRUEtrack 1, 2 1 20−600 10 code chip 365 3V • Automatically operates without any buttons • Connects to diabetes management software
NOVA BIOMEDICAL • 800-681-7390 • novacares.com
Nova Max 1, 2, 3 0.3 20−600 5 no coding 400 3V • Large LCD display
PRODIGY DIABETES CARE • 800-366-5901 • prodigymeter.com
Prodigy Autocode 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 0.6 20−600 6 no coding 450 AAA • Small design • Calculates 7‑, 14‑, 21‑, 28‑, 60‑, 90‑day averages • Connects to diabetes management software
Prodigy Voice
ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS • 800-858-8072 • accu-chek.com
Accu-Chek Active 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1 10−600 5 snap in code key 200 3V • Flexibilty in sample placement • Calculates 7‑, 14‑day averages • Connects to diabetes management software
Accu-Chek Advantage 1 4 10−600 30 snap in code key 480 3V • Small design • Calculates 7‑, 14‑, 30‑day averages • Connects to diabetes management software
Accu-Chek Aviva 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 0.6 10−600 5 snap in code key 500 3V • Large area to place sample • Calculates 7‑, 14‑, 30‑day averages • Ergonomic design with rubber grips
Accu-Chek Compact Plus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 1.5 10−600 5 no coding 300 AAA • Detachable lancet device • Calculates 7‑, 14‑, 30‑day averages • High and low test results over 7‑, 14‑, or 30‑days • Connects to diabetes management software
Accu-Chek Nano 1, 3 0.6 20−600 5 no coding 500 3V • Small, sleek design • 6 preloaded lancets • 11 depth settings
SANOFI • 855-424-7827 • ibgstar.us
IBGStar 1, 2, 3 0.5 20−600 6 no coding 300 Lithium recharge-
able polymer battery
• Connects directly to iPhone or iPod touch • Syncs data with iBGStar Diabetes Manager app • Discreet design • Allows user to input data with personalized notes • Shareable data
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. 9/2014)

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