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Blood Glucose Monitors & Test Strips

FreeshipBlood glucose monitors are small, portable devices that allow diabetic persons to easily monitor their blood glucose levels from anywhere. Read our Buyers Guide for help finding the right product.

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Prodigy® Autocode Talking Blood Glucose Monitoring System

PG#: 00001vOP070120     By: Prodigy

Talking glucose monitoring system by Prodigy with easy to use technology and 450 test result storage.



TRUEtest Control Solution Level 2

PG#: 00001v67E5H0181     By: Truetest

TRUEtest Control Solution Level 2 for use with TRUEtest(TM) test strips.



Invacare TRUEread Blood Glucose Test Strips 50 Count

PG#: 00001v67G3H0181     By: Trueread

Blood Glucose Test Strips for use with the Invacare TRUEread monitor. 50 count.



Omnis® Embrace™ No Code Talking Meter

PG#: 00001vOH01AB0200B     By: Embrace

Provides accurate results in just 6 seconds with just a small, painless 0.5mL blood sample.



Omnis® Embrace™ No Code Test Strips

PG#: 00001vOHAPX02AB0202MO     By: Embrace

For use with Omnis® Embrace™ Meter only.



Unistik® III Lancets

PG#: 00001vOWAT1044     By: Unistik

Unistik® III is pre-set and ready for use.



OneTouch® Delica™ Lancing Device

PG#: 00001v70022137     By: Onetouch

OneTouch® Delica™ Lancing Device provides precision lancing.



OneTouch® Ultra® Test Strips

PG#: 00001v70020244     By: Onetouch

For use with OneTouch® Ultra® OneTouch® UltraMini® OneTouch® Ultra®2 OneTouch® UltraLink® and OneTouch® Ping™ Meters.



Prodigy Voice® Blood Glucose Monitoring System

PG#: 00001vOP51900     By: Prodigy

Award winning audible blood glucose monitor by Prodigy. Perfect for the vision impaired.



Prodigy Autocode® Test Strips

PG#: 00001vOP72500     By: Prodigy

For use only with Prodigy Autocode, Prodigy Voice, and Prodigy Pocket Meters.



Omnis® Embrace™ Control Solution

PG#: 00001vOH02AB0310     By: Embrace

Control solution for use with the Omnis Embrace blood glucose meter.



ACCU-CHEK® Aviva 2 Level Glucose Control Solution

PG#: 00001v5904528638001     By: Accu-Check

Control solution for the Accu-chek Aviva System.


Choosing The Best Glucose Meters

If you need to check blood sugar levels regularly, you’ll want an easy to use and read blood glucose monitoring system. There are many brands to choose from and they come in various sizes, with a wide range of features that help you and your doctor assess your diabetes management.

One of the first decisions to make when choosing a blood glucose meter is a “no-code” or coding style. Because glucose test strips vary from package to package or “lot,” a diabetes meter requires coding or calibration to match up to each new box of test strips. Some blood glucose meters need to be coded manually, usually by inserting a special strip into the meter or by entering a code number. With no-code diabetes monitors, this step is done automatically, meaning there’s less for you to do and less risk of inaccuracy. The Wavesense Presto Blood Glucose Meter Kit, for instance, features no-code technology and Wavesense Dynamic Electrochemistry™ for safe, accurate results that automatically correct for errors caused by environmental conditions, sample and manufacturing variations and user error.

Next, you’ll want to look for the size blood sample that’s needed for testing. Some meters require .5mL, while others need 1mL, or twice as much.

Most people who test look at this as a time-consuming annoyance—however essential it is—so compare how fast readings are delivered, usually in a matter of seconds.

Blood glucose readings are important on a daily basis, to guide you through your diet selections and even to know when it’s safe to exercise, but taken over the longterm, they provide an overview for your diabetes practitioner of how well you’re managing your diabetes, so a blood glucose monitor that keeps records is important. Since most people with diabetes have a A1C test at the doctor’s office every 3 months, a 90-day memory enables your doctor to see how you did during the entire interval. Depending on how often you test, look for an overall memory of 300 to 500 tests.

Another handy feature is a voice readout of results if you have a hard time seeing the printout screen. Many meters offer starter kits that include everything you need to begin taking readings. Then you can order additional supplies as needed, like the test strips, which must often be meter brand specific, and control solution, a product that checks the meter’s accuracy—it contains a known amount of glucose and if the control result is within an acceptable range, you know that the monitoring system is working properly.