Results of last month's informal poll are in! The topic was "Which Glucometer Do You Use?" There were ten choices of the most common glucometers on the market.
- Accu Check - Roche
- Ascensia - Bayer
- Control - U.S. Diagnostics
- FreeStyle - Abbott Labs
- One Touch - LifeScan
- Precision Xtra - Abbott Labs
- Prestige IQ - Home Diagnostics
- Prodigy - Diagnostic Devices Inc.
- Sidekick - Home Diagnostics
- Other - for any brand not included in the list
Almost 400 people took the poll and the answers were mainly divided between four different brands of glucometer. The winning brand was the One Touch by LifeScan with 140 votes. The runner-up was the Accu Check by Roche with 110 votes. The Freestyle by Abbott Labs took third place with 61 votes and fourth place goes to the Ascensia by Bayer with 33.
All four of the meters offer convenience, accuracy and less pain with testing. Smaller amounts of blood with the option of using sites other than fingers helps raise the comfort level. Fast test times and easy of handling also plays a part in which glucometer people chose.
What do you like about your glucometer? What don't you like? Click the comment button at the end of this article to tell us how you feel about your glucometer.
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