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Are Blood Glucose Meters Accurate? New Data On 18 Meters

Are Blood Glucose Meters Accurate? New Data On 18 Meters

Results from the Diabetes Technology Society’s Blood Glucose Meter Surveillance Program identifies only six out of 18 meters that passed. Did yours make the cut? The Diabetes Technology Society (DTS) recently revealed long-awaited results from its Blood Glucose Monitor System (BGMS) Surveillance Program. The rigorous study tested the accuracy of 18 popular blood glucose meters (BGM) used in the US. These FDA-cleared meters were purchased through retail outlets and tested rigorously at three study sites in over 1,000 people (including 840 people with diabetes). The results were troubling: only six out of the 18 devices met the DTS passing standard for meter accuracy – within 15% or 15 mg/dl of the laboratory value in over 95% of trials. The devices that passed were: Contour Next from Ascensia (formerly Bayer) – 100% Accu-Chek Aviva Plus from Roche – 98% Walmart ReliOn Confirm (Micro) from Arkray – 97% CVS Advanced from Agamatrix – 97% FreeStyle Lite from Abbott – 96% Accu-Chek SmartView from Roche – 95% The devices that failed were: Walmart ReliOn Prime from Arkray – 92% OneTouch Verio from LifeScan – 92% OneTouch Ultra 2 from LifeScan – 90% Walmart ReliOn Ultima from Abbott – 89% Embrace from Omnis Health – 88% True Result from HDI/Nipro (Trividia) – 88% True Track from HDI/Nipro (Trividia) – 81% Solus V2 from BioSense Medical – 76% Advocate Redi-Code+ from Diabetic Supply of Suncoast – 76% Gmate Smart from Philosys – 71% Get the full data and all the accuracy information here. While all of these meters received FDA clearance at some point, this study shows that not all are equivalent in terms of accuracy. The FDA looks at company-reported trials when it reviews new meters; this study took an independent look, purchasing the meters di Continue reading >>

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Walmart Relion Meter

Walmart Relion Meter

ReliOn Prime Blood Glucose Monitoring System, Blue ... - Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this product Please focus the performance and quality. However these are minor complaints to bring forth. This a fine meter my estimation moreMeaningwell May very good valueAverage rating out ofstars based onreviewsI have been type diabetic for many years. Information about Lilly is available www Ok When you visit our site preselected companies may use certain information your device to serve relevant ads and analytics purpose. Its introduction by Lilly revolutionized the treatment of diabetes providing biosynthetic version human insulin naturally occurring hormone produced pancreas that regulates blood sugar but is diminished absent people with . He was dx with diabetes in November and on units of Novelin twice day. Data bias could account for the discrepancies in accuracy seen study. A browser capable of storing cookies is required view the Walmart Canada website But it is a wonderful thing for me given the costs. The meter comes with a case and that is all. Nash went blind approximately mnths after dx had glaucoma and got eye drops day. The study used BGMs bought in retail locations and tested people three different laboratory . Share this post Link to on other sites dguy Junior Member Members posts Report Posted August asked them about year ago apparently sell Canada has approved and not so thats why Vous pouvez aussi consulter la circulaire Walmart Canada en ligne sans moins. Klonoff MD the Diabetes Research Institute at San Mateo Calif sed MillsPeninsula Medical Center and funded by Abbott Laboratories Ok When you visit our site preselected companies may use certain information your device to serve relevant ads and analytics purpose. Passing Devices According to the St Continue reading >>

Glooko Connects Walmart Meters To Ios Devices Now, Too

Glooko Connects Walmart Meters To Ios Devices Now, Too

Palo Alto, California-based Glooko, which offers an app and a cable that connects various blood glucose meters to the iPhone, announced an updated version of the Glooko Logbook app and support for an additional six blood glucose meters. The Glooko meter can now connect 17 different meters to iOS devices with its $40 Glooko MeterSync Cable. The newly supported meters include two new meters from Walmart: the ReliOn Confirm and ReliOn Prime. Walmart just launched the meters this past July. The stores sell the low-cost ReliOn Prime meter for $16.24 and $9 for 50-ct strips, which is about 18 cents per test. The other four meters are Bayer's Contour Next EZ, Bayer's Contour XT, Arkray Glucocard 01, and Arkray Glucocard Vital. “By adding compatibility for meters from Arkray and ReliOn and additional meters from Bayer, we continue to pursue our goal to provide a meter agnostic logbook solution for anyone with an iOS device,” Yogen Dalal, Chairman of Glooko, said in a statement. In June Glooko announced that it had launched in Europe and also told MobiHealthNews that it was mulling a transition to Bluetooth Smart since the newest iOS devices are no longer using the 30 pin connector dock that Glooko's cable leverages to connect to meters. Glooko said that future versions of the Meter Sync cable would still plug into meters but instead of plugging into the iPhone’s 30-pin connector, they might use Bluetooth Smart instead. The company is also said the company is looking at the method that mobile payments company Square uses to connect to smartphones — through the phone’s headphone jack. “There is still a certain amount of interconnect anxiety going around in the industry with the much rumored changes to the iPhone’s connector,” Dalal told MobiHealthNews in June. “ Continue reading >>

Blood Glucose Monitors

Blood Glucose Monitors

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Walmart Has Strips At Reasonable Price | Diabetic Connect

Walmart Has Strips At Reasonable Price | Diabetic Connect

By luked Latest Reply2012-09-10 18:54:21 -0500 Walmart Launches Effort to Save Diabetes Patients Up to $60 Million Annually BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ Walmart today launched an effort to save diabetes patients in the U.S. up to $60 million annually with Walmart's exclusive ReliOn brand of diabetes products. ReliOn products provide an affordable, high-quality option to help the nearly 26 million individuals who live with diabetes in the U.S. better manage their disease. In particular, Walmart introduced today the low-cost ReliOn Prime meter and blood sugar test strips. The retailer will offer the ReliOn Prime meter for $16.24 and ReliOn Prime blood sugar test strips at $9 for 50-ct strips, or 18 cents per test. People with diabetes use meters and blood sugar test strips daily to test their blood sugar levels and determine when they need to take insulin. "Many people with diabetes struggle to manage their disease due to its terrible financial burden," said John Agwunobi, M.D., president of Walmart U.S. Health and Wellness. "We've worked closely with our suppliers and found a way to significantly reduce the cost of diabetes products for all of our customers, whether they have insurance or not, so they can better manage their disease." Walmart will provide increased savings on a variety of items to help patients ease the cost of diabetes management. ReliOn items that will see reduced prices include gloves, lancets, syringes and more. Walmart also offers ReliOn insulin products at the everyday low price of $24.88 per bottle. Walmart Launches Effort to Save Diabetes Patients Up to $60 Million Annually - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee Continue reading >>

Walmart Launches Effort To Save Diabetes Patients Up To $60 Million Annually

Walmart Launches Effort To Save Diabetes Patients Up To $60 Million Annually

Walmart Launches Effort to Save Diabetes Patients Up to $60 Million Annually BENTONVILLE, Ark. July 24, 2012 Walmart today launched an effort to save diabetes patients in the U.S. up to $60 million annually with Walmarts exclusive ReliOn brand of diabetes products. ReliOn products provide an affordable, high-quality option to help the nearly 26 million individuals who live with diabetes in the U.S. better manage their disease. In particular, Walmart introduced today the low-cost ReliOn Prime meter and blood sugar test strips. The retailer will offer the ReliOn Prime meter for $16.24 and ReliOn Prime blood sugar test strips at $9 for 50-ct strips, or 18 cents per test. People with diabetes use meters and blood sugar test strips daily to test their blood sugar levels and determine when they need to take insulin. Many people with diabetes struggle to manage their disease due to its terrible financial burden, said John Agwunobi, M.D., president of Walmart U.S. Health and Wellness. Weve worked closely with our suppliers and found a way to significantly reduce the cost of diabetes products for all of our customers, whether they have insurance or not, so they can better manage their disease. Walmart will provide increased savings on a variety of items to help patients ease the cost of diabetes management. ReliOn items that will see reduced prices include gloves, lancets, syringes and more. Walmart also offers ReliOn insulin products at the everyday low price of $24.88 per bottle. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people who take insulin to treat their diabetes should test their blood glucose levels a minimum of three times per day to appropriately manage the disease, and many people on oral medications also test their blood glucose, which can result in expensi Continue reading >>

Walmart Relion Life 4+

Walmart Relion Life 4+

Great idea,but its not ready for prime time. I love the affordability of Relion meters but this first attempt at a Bluetooth app has been disappointing. Once the Apple store finally got the app I installed and synced easily. On the third sync it was unable to sync. I followed troubleshooting steps unsuccessfully. I called their support number was told to uninstall and reinstall. No change. I installed on my work phone it worked for first sync then stopped and would not sync again. This is surely a bug in the app. Additionally it would be nice to login with fingerprint reader, current day viewing was glitchy sometimes I could sometimes not, ands scrollable view would be nice instead of having to go on and out of each day. I hope the bugs get worked out because this could be a very helpful app combined with an affordable product, a combination that is hard to find these days. Great idea,but its not ready for prime time. I love the affordability of Relion meters but this first attempt at a Bluetooth app has been disappointing. Once the Apple store finally got the app I installed and synced easily. On the third sync it was unable to sync. I followed troubleshooting steps unsuccessfully. I called their support number was told to uninstall and reinstall. No change. I installed on my work phone it worked for first sync then stopped and would not sync again. This is surely a bug in the app. Additionally it would be nice to login with fingerprint reader, current day viewing was glitchy sometimes I could sometimes not, ands scrollable view would be nice instead of having to go on and out of each day. I hope the bugs get worked out because this could be a very helpful app combined with an affordable product, a combination that is hard to find these days. As with other posters, it Continue reading >>

Glucose Meter Recommendation? (metformin, Buy, Blood, Walmart) - Diabetes -symptoms, Diagnosis, Prevention, Treatment - City-data Forum

Glucose Meter Recommendation? (metformin, Buy, Blood, Walmart) - Diabetes -symptoms, Diagnosis, Prevention, Treatment - City-data Forum

Glucose meter recommendation? (Metformin, buy, blood, Walmart) Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account , you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. View detailed profile ( Advanced ) or search Can someone recommend a good glucose meter, or at least a place to research? I have seen some review sites but none of them seem to be very legit? And Consumer Reports charges. I've had the TRUEresult for 18 months and just went to buy new strips to find it's been discontinued due to wrong readings. I'd taken readings when I did lab work and it was pretty close. I've tried (2) Relions and found them anything but reliable. They weren't close to each other or my lab work. I am not diabetic but need to keep an eye on things as my A1c is in the mid-5's and slowly creeping up. I do have a couple of family members with diabetes. The problem is that for someone like me whose fasting level is under 100, the acceptable margin of error is a large enough swing to make the numbers worriesome. ie labs can come back at 89 and Relion may have said 110 which would have worried me a lot. I didn't have that issue with the TRUEresult I was using. TRUEresult has a replacement but reviews on that are not very good. Insurance will not pay for this so strips have to be reasonably priced - luckily I don't need to do this daily but there are days I will go through a number of strips just experimenting with what food can bring me back down or what a 15 minute walk will do for me. Can someone recommend a good glucose meter, or at least a place to research? I have seen some review sites but none of them seem to be ver Continue reading >>

Why Do Test Strips Cost So Much? (part 2)

Why Do Test Strips Cost So Much? (part 2)

Last week I was busy being blown away by the amazing technology of glucose test strips. But back to reality. Why do these things cost so much? Why do prices vary by 600% or more? From what I can tell on Consumer Reports, customer reviews, articles like this one in Diabetes Forecast, and comments on diabetes blogs, it seems like most meters and strips have pretty similar quality. So how do you choose? Meters have a variety of features. Some have backlights, which is nice in the dark. Some speak to you, which helps people with poor vision. Some can store more results in memory. Some hook to your computer or smart phone with a cable to upload results; others connect with wireless; others don’t have that function. Some create graphs for you of various types. Meters are temperature sensitive. Some can function at higher temperatures; others can work at lower temperatures. Some burn through batteries faster than others. Some seem to need a little more blood than others to get a reading. Diabetes Forecast says meters are so similar that some people just buy the cheapest one, and it works for them. But most meters are cheap. The cost comes in the strips. So the best meter might be the one with the most affordable strips. When it comes to strip cost, the mega-retailers like Walmart, Walgreens, and Kroger have an advantage. And the quality seems comparable. One user commented that Strips for [Walmart Prime] run $9.00 per fifty, a $60 cost reduction from my Accu-Chek strips which are $69 at Costco. On a typical reading of 180 the meters will be maybe two points different. Pretty darn close. But that cost advantage only holds if you don’t have insurance. A lot of insurers will pay for Accu-Chek, OneTouch, or some more expensive strips, but won’t pay for a Walmart Prime or Wal 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 >>

Bg Meter Accuracy: 10 Meters Put To The Test!

Bg Meter Accuracy: 10 Meters Put To The Test!

These 10 meters varied in age and wear.Some were old, some were new one wasmy own personalmeter that I used to calibrate my CGM and make mission-criticaldecisions each day.All of them passed their respective control solution tests, so its safe to assume that they werein good working order. I tried to match the testing method employed by Chris (author of the original post ) as closely as possible. Eightrounds of testing were performed over the course of 24 hours according to the following procedure: Order of meters was randomized for each round. Tests were performed only when CGM readings were stable (i.e. no insulin on board and CGM showing a slope of ~0 mg/dL/min). I didnt do anything special to stabilize my blood glucose just tested as I went about a normal day. The test strips used for each meter all came from their own unique vials. Before and after completing the eight testing rounds, the meters were checked using their respective control solutions. They all passed the control solution tests. Unlike Chris, I didnt have an alarming spread in my results for any round. The overallbetween-meter variability (% Error, or %CV for you stats folks) was only 6%. In plain English:My treatment decisions wouldnt have varied much at all, regardless of the meter I was using. One unit of rapid-acting insulin brings my BG down by ~80 mg/dL, and I correct whenever Im over 100 mg/dL. Ill usually correct down to 70-110 mg/dL, depending on my plans for the next couplehours (big meal = correct to 70; workout = correct to 110). Iwasrelieved to see that even if I tooka correction bolus for the maximum BG of each round, I still would have been brought down to a desirableblood glucose level. For example, take Round 1. The highest reading I saw was 182 md/dL, and Id take 1 unit for that. Ev Continue reading >>

Walmart Expands Diabetes Private Brand

Walmart Expands Diabetes Private Brand

This guest post was originally published on Walmart s official blog Walmart Today . The author Marybeth Hays is the Executive Vice President, Consumables, Health and Wellness Walmart U.S. Because its a small world I would also note that Marybeth and I worked together at Lowes Home Improvement years ago. New Digital Health Tools Transforming Diabetes Self-Care TheCenter for Disease Control and Preventionreports there are more than 30 million in the U.S. living with diabetes. Thats 1 in 11 Americans. Perhaps even more alarming: Out of the 84 million who have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, 90% dont know they have it. Its a growing epidemic with a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on our communities. And its because of this, theres an ever-increasing focus on diabetes prevention, treatment and education. At one of our nationwide Wellness Day Clinics last month an individual discovered his blood glucose level was a life-threatening 530. An onsite nurse explained the consequences of the test result and he immediately went to a nearby urgent care clinic to initiate care. It is rewarding to think the work we do at Walmart can help people live healthier and even save lives in some cases. Perhaps most critical for diabetic patients, however, is access toaffordable supplies. Thats why Im excited about our exclusive line (private brand) of important, everyday essentials. From meters to test strips and insulin, patients are able to save considerably on the items they need most. Because they can afford to test more regularly, this means our patients can better manage their care, and ultimately, lead healthier lives. Recently, we expanded our line of ReliOn diabetic supplies to include the $18.98 ReliOn Premier BLU blood glucose monitori 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 >>

Diabetes Patients Can Save Up To $60 Million A Year: New Walmart Initiative

Diabetes Patients Can Save Up To $60 Million A Year: New Walmart Initiative

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