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Top 5 Blood Glucometers You Can Buy In India

Top 5 Blood Glucometers You Can Buy In India

Are you suffering from diabetes? Did you know that monitoring the blood glucose level is the most vital step in treating and managing diabetes? You must be thinking of visiting a hospital or a medical laboratory to do the blood tests.Well, thanks to the modern technology. You no longer need to visit the “laboratory” to do the blood glucose tests. You can check the blood glucose level in the comforts of your home or office. All you need is a ˚Glucometer” (glucose meter). Once you’ve made the decision to buy a glucometer, you’ll be facing the next big question – “Which blood glucometer to buy?”. Now, that’s because you must have heard about a dozen of popular glucometer brands. Your diabetic friends or family members might also have their own suggestions. Here in this post, I’ll be helping you to make the right choice by quickly listing the features and reasons to consider five of the best blood glucometers that you can buy online from Amazon This list is based on my clinical experience and gathering some info from a couple of friendly diabetic patients of mine. So in no particular order, here are my pick of the best glucometers : #1 Accu-Chek Performa Glucometer The Accu-Chek Performa glucometer is a new product from the popular glucometer manufacturers. This glucose meter doesn’t require any “coding” prior to the actual testing and is fairly simple to use. The large display, one-button navigation and the infrared data transfer features makes this glucometer a no-brainer for it’s price. The test strips are also cheaper compared to the other popular brands available in the market. Check out the Accu-Chek Performa glucometer review here As the name depicts, this popular glucose meter from Johnson & Johnson is really simpler than one can imagine Continue reading >>

Fda Approves First Blood Sugar Monitor Without Finger Pricks

Fda Approves First Blood Sugar Monitor Without Finger Pricks

U.S. regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn’t need backup finger prick tests. Current models require users to test a drop of blood twice daily to calibrate, or adjust, the monitor. The pain of finger sticks and the cost of testing supplies discourage many people from keeping close tabs on their blood sugar, which is needed to manage insulin use and adjust what they eat. Abbott’s new FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, approved Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration, uses a small sensor attached to the upper arm. Patients wave a reader device over it to see the current blood sugar level and changes over the past eight hours. Most of the 30 million Americans with diabetes use standard glucose meters, which require multiple finger pricks each day and only show current sugar level. More-accurate continuous glucose monitoring devices are used by about 345,000 Americans. But most don’t do the finger pricks to calibrate them and may get inaccurate readings, said Dr. Timothy Bailey, who helped test FreeStyle Libre. “We’re able to lower blood sugar safely” with this technology, said Bailey, director of the Advanced Metabolic Care and Research Institute in California. He receives consulting fees from various diabetes device makers. Too-high blood sugar levels can damage organs and lead to heart attacks, strokes, blindness and amputations. Very low blood sugar can cause seizures, confusion and loss of consciousness. Abbott’s device was approved for adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and should be available in pharmacies within months. The company, based near Chicago, did not disclose the price of the reader or the sensors. Abbott’s system can’t be used with an insulin pump, a device worn a Continue reading >>

Accuracy And Precision Of Measured Blood Sugar Values By Three Glucometers Compared To The Standard Technique

Accuracy And Precision Of Measured Blood Sugar Values By Three Glucometers Compared To The Standard Technique

Go to: Abstract The prevalence of diabetes mellitus has magnified, globally. Being cost effective and user friendly, using the glucometer systems has become more widespread. However, despite their advantages, there are controversies regarding their accuracy and precision. To determine the accuracy and precision of the common glucometers of Bionime, Accu-check, and Beurer compared with the laboratory technique. In a cross-sectional study, 257 patients of a general internal unit of Imam Reza hospital of Kermanshah were recruited. The blood sample of the subjects was transferred to the laboratory, then, two samples of capillary blood were tested by the three glucometers. The data was entered into a checklist, then entered to SPSS-16.0 software, and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. In this study, there was a positive correlation between the three blood glucose measurement methods with the standard approach, significantly, which indicates acceptable accuracy. However, this correlation was higher in the Beurer Glucometer (r=0.976, p<0.001). There were no significant differences in repeated measurements of blood glucose in the glucometers of Beurer (t=0.96, p=0.92), and Bionime (t=0.50, p=0.61) by paired t-test, but this test was significant for Accu-chek system (t=2.7, p=0.006). With respect to the acceptable accuracy and precision of Beurer and Bionime glucometers, it is suggested to use these methods for diabetic patients at homes as well as in the hospital units. Keywords: Blood glucose self-monitoring, Diabetes complications, Diabetes mellitus Continue reading >>

Blood Sugar Meters: Most Accurate

Blood Sugar Meters: Most Accurate

A laboratory tested 18 of the most commercially available blood sugar meters available in the US. My personal testing of some of the included meters matches the study’s… that’s a good sign. top meters tested worst meters tested The top-rated blood sugar meter is Contour Next. The only meter to have 100% accuracy, according to this study. Impressive. I have not used this particular meter, but I have used and love Contour Next EZ (it wasn’t tested). Meter accuracy can (and will) vary even among identical models. Additionally, the second component of every blood sugar test, the strips — can vary in accuracy as well. If you ever receive an unexpected blood sugar test, it’s always wise to re-test, especially if the result requires you to adjust insulin or diabetes drugs. Blood Sugar Meter Test You can read the full study “here‘. The group doing the testing, “Diabetes Technology Society”, has Big Pharma companies as sponsors… so be aware of that. However at least in ‘design’, it appears to be a well-controlled study. “This study was triple blinded. None of the people involved in conducting this study (i.e. neither investigators, laboratory staff, statistician, nor sponsor) had all the information to break the BGMS code until all results were calculated and posted. “ Over 1,000 subjects provided blood samples, and each of the 18 meters were put through three separate tests. Sadly, only 6 of the 18 passed each of the three tests, and are recommended. Links below are Amazon Affiliate links. Passed the Test: Recommended Accu-Check Aviva Plus 98% Walmart ReliOn Confirm (Micro) 97% CVS Advanced 97% FreeStyle Lite 96% Failed the Test: Not Recommended Listed in order of accuracy, from highest to lowest. Walmart ReliOn Prime 92% One Touch Verio 92% Prodig Continue reading >>

A Simple, Smart, And Elegant—yes, Elegant—glucose Monitor

A Simple, Smart, And Elegant—yes, Elegant—glucose Monitor

Managing a disease means managing data. White blood-cell counts, heart rates, milligrams—whatever the metric, you and your doctor monitor it constantly. This is especially true of patients with type 1 diabetes, who must maintain a strict regimen of drawing blood, checking glucose levels, and recording them. By hand. Several times each day. But diligence at home doesn’t always lead to better guidance at the physician’s office. “Doctors feel like people with diabetes won’t engage with our diabetes. We’ll engage, but we’re not going to write stuff down for months and bring it to you to look at for six minutes,” says entrepreneur Jeff Dachis, who has type 1 diabetes. Frustrated by the lack of actionable feedback, Dachis started One Drop, a health startup aimed at improving diabetes management. The company launched in 2015 with an app widely acclaimed for easily syncing personal data with coaching and community support. One Drop passed a bigger milestone in January with the release of its $100 glucose measuring kit. Like most glucometers, it includes a lance for drawing blood, test strips, and a meter to read them. Everything is clad in smooth stainless steel and tucked into a pebbled leather sleeve about the size of a wallet. Most glucometers look like a cross between a stopwatch and a portable chemo pump. But One Drop, with its sharp industrial design by Pensa, evokes the ease and luxury of those compact cocktail kits you find in gift shops. The app and kit provide an easily used and uncommonly attractive alternative to typical glucose monitoring setups. Handsome hardware, after all, is great—but powerful only when it works in tandem with thoughtful, intuitive software. The App Store features hundreds of apps that document glucose readings and provide die Continue reading >>

Bg Meter Accuracy: 10 Meters Put To The Test!

Bg Meter Accuracy: 10 Meters Put To The Test!

Are blood glucose meters accurate? A few months ago, I read a post on blood glucose meter (in)accuracy that was quite alarming. Chris Hannemann, T1D and OpenAPS’er, tested five popular blood glucose meters for accuracy and found major discrepancies. The overall variability between the meters was roughly ±11 %, and two of the meters — both from the same manufacturer — showed major bias. Chris had been using one of those meters to calibrate his CGM and consistently found that his lab-measured A1C would come in a full percentage point higher than his CGM average would predict (e.g., the meter-calibrated CGM data would correspond to an A1C of 6%, but laboratory-measured A1C would actually be 7%). As someone who wears a CGM and always strives to achieve an A1C of ~6.0% or lower, this post freaked me out. If I’m calibrating my CGM with a meter whose results are always off by that much… how can I be sure about reaching my targets?!? But I was also skeptical when I saw Chris’ post, because my A1C has always matched my predictions (based on my CGM average). So, I decided to run my own test on 10 popular meters from various manufacturers. Much to my relief, all 10 meters produced very similar results for each blood sample, with an overall between-meter variability of just under 6%. Below I describe the test and discuss the results. And, in another post, I explain some reasons why your average BG on your meter might not always correspond with your A1C results. (Key point: It doesn’t necessarily mean your meter is bad!) The Test The Meters Accu-Chek Aviva Connect Contour Next EZ OmniPod PDM FreeStyle Meter FreeStyle Lite Livongo InTouch OneTouch Ultra Mini One Touch Ultra 2 Walgreens True Metrix Air Walgreens True 2 Go Wal-Mart ReliOn Confirm These 10 meters varied i Continue reading >>

Top 10 Popular Blood Glucose Meters Put To The Test

Top 10 Popular Blood Glucose Meters Put To The Test

With countless blood glucose meters on the market, how do you know which one to choose? Do you choose the most expensive one; it must work the best if it costs the most, right? Or are you a techie looking for a Bluetooth meter that syncs to your smartphone? Perhaps, you’re concerned with the cost and you’re looking for the most affordable meter. Top 10 Glucose Meters We’ve taken the time to test the ten most popular blood glucose meters. Take a look to find the meter that’s the best fit for you. Winner and our favorite meter is One Touch Ultra 2. OneTouch Ultra 2 Accu-Chek Aviva Connect Walmart ReliON Confirm OneTouch Verio Abbott FreeStyle Lite Walgreens True2Go Contour Next EZ Livongo Health In Touch Meter Nova Max Plus Sanofi iBGStar Our Pick After a careful review of the top glucose meters on the market, our #1 recommendation is the One Touch Ultra 2. It’s simply one of the best in terms of functionality and price. Click here to learn more. (Helpful Tip: Although you can get one from your local pharmacy, you’ll find it cheaper on Amazon. Click here to get yours.) Accu-Chek Aviva Connect The Accu-Chek Aviva Connect gets its name from the Bluetooth connection that syncs to the user’s smartphone. The Connect utilizes an app to keep track of both short-term and long-term readings on a person’s smartphone. The user can also view their trends via bar graphs and maps on the app. The Accu-Chek Aviva Connect will cost you $29.99 and $1.75 for a single test strip. One con to this meter is that the test strips are one of the highest priced strips on the market. However, they are readily available in almost all drug stores and pharmacies. Accu-Chek also offers a supplemental program called Preferred Savings which can reduce most test-strip co-pays to $15-$45. Ot Continue reading >>

The Best Glucometers Of 2018

The Best Glucometers Of 2018

Our Process We spent over 80 hours researching the best 30 glucometers on the market. We considered the specifications, features, user reviews, medical studies, availability and cost. After eliminating models that used old technology, like coding, or were too difficult to find in stores, we purchased the best 12 blood glucose meters so we could perform hands-on evaluations of each device. Before diving into our recommendations for the best glucometers, it’s important to note that Top Ten Reviews is not a substitute for your primary care physician. Our recommendations are made based on common scenarios, hands-on experience, market cost evaluations and a comparison of important features, but they’re not a replacement for advice from your doctor. We are not medical experts. $19.99 The Accu-Chek Aviva Connect gets its name from its main feature – Bluetooth that connects it to a mobile app on your smartphone. This provides excellent data management of your readings so you can spot patterns and better treat your diabetes. In addition, the device's interface is one of the easiest to navigate. It has multiple buttons so you can get to the features you need quickly, and the display is high-contrast with big numbers. Another reason why the Aviva Connect is the best glucometer is the availability of its test strips – they are everywhere. We couldn't find a pharmacy or online store that didn't stock them. Of course, the one significant downside to the test strips is their cost. At $1.39 per strip in a pack of 100 and $1.52 per strip in a pack of 50, they’re more expensive than most test strips on the market. Best Glucometer for Value & Availability $13.95 The CONTOUR NEXT is our pick for the best glucometer if your primary concerns are overall value and the availability o Continue reading >>

5 Best Glucometer Reviews – 2017

5 Best Glucometer Reviews – 2017

When it comes to Diabetes, ‘Self-Management’ is a critical part of therapy. Being aware of your blood sugar levels enables you to lead a normal, healthy life and mitigate any possibilities of it escalating to dangerous levels. However, a lot of people who have been diagnosed with Diabetes are guilty of not adhering to this important practice. Some are misinformed that it is painful. Others find the process too tedious. Contrary to what most people believe, keeping track of your blood sugar levels is no longer a cumbersome process. There are convenient tools just like those for blood pressure. A simple blood glucose monitor that is also called a ‘Glucometer’ is a minimalistic and non-invasive method to measure blood sugar. Due to the advancements in technology, these devices have undergone a sea of change in recent times. Modern-day blood glucose monitors are a far cry from the clunky and obsolete devices of yore. They are compact, sleek and boast of advanced features like Bluetooth connectivity All said and done, buying one is not easy because the market is flooded with low-quality imports from China that look like high-tech devices but are inaccurate and unreliable. We figured that this was a great time to pick some of the best blood glucose monitors in the market. After spending hours researching, speaking to doctors, diabetics and caregivers who have been using these devices, here are the five that we consider to be the best of the lot. Best Glucometer Review Comparison #1 – Contour Next Testing Kit Contour Next is the bestselling blood sugar testing kit on Amazon. And the high ratings are there for a reason. This is one of the most affordable glucometer kits in the world that includes everything you need to test your blood sugar levels easily. It is priced Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Your Meter

Diabetes And Your Meter

Tweet Testing your blood sugar with a blood glucose meter is one of the key skills of successful diabetes management. Each individual requires a different blood glucose testing approach for their diabetes, and some will need to test blood glucose more regularly than others. Self-monitoring of blood glucose can be very important. An accurate testing regime can help to find the right diet and exercise, and avoid diabetes complications. Furthermore, each blood glucose meter has different attributes, and some meters will suit different individuals better than others. Choosing the right blood glucose meter There are a wide variety of blood glucose meters on the market. Some meters are designed for ease of use; others for ease of transport or connectivity, still more incorporate advanced technology such as USB software or multi-strip testing. Learning to use Your glucose meter Blood glucose meters work in different ways, and you may need training from a diabetes healthcare professional to help you understand how to use your blood glucose meter. Furthermore, the Diabetes.co.uk community will have a range of help and advice to offer about using your blood glucose meter. Which meter for you? Getting the right blood glucose meter is a matter of looking at what is available and what you will need the meter for. For instance, you should ask yourself questions such as will you be travelling a lot with the meter, will you need to test in public and therefore prefer a discreet meter, do you like to travel light and require a very portable blood glucose meter? Many people prefer a small, compact meter. All of these questions and more should be answered by the diabetes blood glucose monitor information below, now including video guides. Blood glucose monitor guide Top diabetes meters wi Continue reading >>

Best Blood Glucose Meter

Best Blood Glucose Meter

Keeping a record of your ideal glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. Having a blood glucose meter will allow you to do this easily and efficiently. However urine tests are still an important part of keeping on top of your glucose levels, checking for ketones, but the sugar meter makes keeping an accurate reading more simple. Picking a blood glucose meter that is right for you depends on a few factors; the products that are available to you, including the costs of the testing strips used and what device your doctor recommends best for your own individual requirements. There are a number of different glucose meters to choose from which will benefit diabetic patients, whatever their circumstances may be, enabling them to regularly carry out self-testing using the machine and to receive confident and accurate results every time. Having a blood glucose meter therefore means that the patient can use these products while on the go or travelling and always have peace of mind that they can check and record their glucose levels. The TRUEfill test strips are glucose meter testing strips that feature the TRUEfill technology. These strips only require a small sample of blood, only .5 microliters per sample is needed to still gain fast results. The TRUEtest test strips are extremely easy and straightforward to use, however they must be used with the TRUEresult or the TRUEgo blood glucose monitors, as these are the only compatible machines that take the TRUEtest testing strips. The strips cost up to 30% less than other leading testing strips making them a good purchase both financially and medically. It is reassuring to know that the TRUEtest brand of testing strips are covered by most private insurance plans as well as by Medicare, making them a good choice for th Continue reading >>

The Most Accurate Blood Glucose Meter

The Most Accurate Blood Glucose Meter

Credit: Accu-chek.com The Accu-Chek Aviva was first in an evaluation of a dozen meters conducted by a team of testing experts at Germany’s University of Ulm led by Guido Freckmann, M.D. It led the field in accuracy and precision. Few studies of meter accuracy have appeared in the more than 20 years that I have been writing about diabetes. Dr. Freckmann and his team of researchers have been the most relevant, reliable, and prolific in testing our meters. But some of the meters that they evaluated aren’t available in the United States. The leading diabetes journal that evaluates our meters just released the full text of this meter accuracy study. The editors tell me that the study will be free online only until March 31. Most Relevant Info So don’t wait too long if you want to review the whole thing. Meanwhile, I summarize below what I think is the most relevant information. The journal is Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and the study is “Evaluation of 12 Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems for Self-Testing: System Accuracy and Measurement Reproducibility.” The journal published it two years ago, but until now only the abstract has been freely available to us. Dr. Freckmann and his colleagues rated the meters against both the current and proposed standards. The current standard can be met more easily. It requires that at least 95 percent of the results fall within plus or minus 15 mg/dl at blood glucose levels below 75 mg/dl and within plus or minus 20 mg/dl at levels greater than or equal to 75 mg/dl. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) set this level back in 2003, and it is the standard not only in Europe but also in the United States because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration uses it. The Tighter Standard ISO’s 2013 standard is tigh Continue reading >>

Sales Of The Leading Blood-glucose Meter Brands In The United States In 2017 (in Million U.s. Dollars)

Sales Of The Leading Blood-glucose Meter Brands In The United States In 2017 (in Million U.s. Dollars)

37.4537.4520.5720.5712.4512.4510.5510.559.519.519.379.378.18.14.184.184.024.023.273.27 About this statistic Show source The statistic shows the sales of the leading blood-glucose meter brands in the United States in 2017. In that year, Lifescan One Touch Ultra was the most purchased blood-glucose meter brand in the United States with sales of about 37.45 million U.S. dollars. More and more meter manufacturers today are differentiating their offerings not by the traditional micrometers of blood necessary for viable glucose reading or the value inherent in the cost of test strips, but in the accompanying adherence app or other technologies that will help diabetes patients better navigate their disease states. Statistics on "Diabetes" Continue reading >>

5 Best Glucometers In India - Reviews And Prices

5 Best Glucometers In India - Reviews And Prices

Glucometer or glucose meter is an instrument that is used to measure the glucose concentration in the blood. It is used by diabetic patients to measure their blood sugar level on a regular basis. It helps them keep abreast with the sugar levels which can be very erratic despite taking various precautions. The instrument can also help you keep tabs on the blood sugar level by frequent monitoring to avoid any health complications. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) also recommends the use of glucose meter. According to IDF, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is necessary but at the same time care must be taken to timely check the efficiency of the glucose meter as well. Indians diabetics have also now incorporated glucose meter in their medication routine. Best glucometer in India are generally decided based on the accuracy of measurement and time taken to give the result. You can get a free glucometer as part of JustDoc diabetes reversal program. Below are the list of blood sugar testing device available in Indian market: Best Glucose Meter Available in India. 1. Accu-Check glucose meter Accu-Check active is a light-weight device that uses less painful ways of blood extraction. The product consists of a monitor, 1 softclix lancing device, 10 sterile lancets, and 10 test strips. It usually requires 1-2 microliter blood for testing. The softclix lancing device, enabled with Clixmotion technology, makes the process of blood extraction less painful. The sterile lancets are used in the lancing device. Once extracted the blood is placed on the test strips and inserted in the monitor for results. Results are usually displayed in about 5 seconds. It also provides users with an average of the readings for 7, 14, 30, and 90 days. It requires very less amount of blood Continue reading >>

Top Ten Best Glucometers + Mini Buyers Guide For 2017

Top Ten Best Glucometers + Mini Buyers Guide For 2017

When it comes to health conditions, it is important for patients to be pro-active in their own health care. Being able to fully understand what is needed to maintain your health is vital to your well-being. From healthy eating to medical equipment, we all seem to have an easier time fulfilling our end of the bargain when we are properly educated about the various items that are available. This glucometer buying guide and list of reviews have been written to hopefully guide you in your search for the ideal meter to suit your needs. Whether you are newly diagnosed or a seasoned pro, we hope to help you uncover the latest and best glucometers available. A glucometer’s basic function is to effectively determine an approximate concentration of glucose in the blood. With so many different manufacturers and the different types of kits available, it can be overwhelming deciding on a new glucometer or kit. Glucometer Accessories For the newly diagnosed, we thought it would be helpful to add in this section of items that are always needed when using a glucometer. Lancing Device – These can come in a standard size or have an adjustable depth. Testing Strips Alcohol Prep Pads Control Solution Carrying Bag – optional but very useful Log Book – These are used for manually keeping up with your test results. Features To Consider When Purchasing A Glucometer Glucometer or Kit You can purchase a glucometer and other items needed separately, or they can be purchased as a starter kit or a larger kit that will last longer. Test Memory You may prefer to log your test results by hand, or you may prefer the glucometer to store your results. Coding or No-Coding Some meters need to be reset with new boxes of test strips. Most of the newer meters do not require coding . Price As with any Continue reading >>

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