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Choosing a Blood Glucose Meter
Choosing a meter can be difficult, especially with the wide range on offer today. This page is intended to help you browse through a selection of meters so that you may make a more informed decision.
What are the likely differences between the various meters?
Meters vary considerably depending on the manufacturer.
- size of meter
- method of calibration
- size of display
- time taken to deliver reading
- number of test readings available in memory
- ability to provide averages over a week, fortnight etc
- ability to download data to computer
- ability to replace batteries when exhausted
Where can I get a meter from?
Meters are available at most Chemists. Ask your diabetes nurse whether they can supply you with one on loan.
Illustrated below are a range of meters that are currently available. You can also view a Table of Glucose Meters which will allow you to compare some of their features.
Please note: The images and information presented here are intended to serve as a guide. More detailed information on how to use these devices will be available through your Diabetes Nurse and product leaflet which accompanies your meter of choice.