Best Blood Glucose Meters

David Mendosa Health Guide October 11, 2012
  • If you use a blood glucose meters from one of the big four meter companies to check your level four times a day, you will probably pay anywhere from $1,700 to $2,300 each year. But if instead you test with a meter and strips from one of the “big box” stores, you would be out of pocket onl...

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    Evelyn Guzman
    Nov. 06, 2012

    Excellent review!  I always use Consumers Report whenever I am thinking of buying a big ticket item be it a car or a can opener so I read your review with pleasure.  I thank you so much for this because it will help the diabetics narrow down their choice of glucose meter.
     
    Evelyn Guzman   
    http://www.free-symptoms-of-diabetes-alert.com ...

    RHMLucky777

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    Excellent review!  I always use Consumers Report whenever I am thinking of buying a big ticket item be it a car or a can opener so I read your review with pleasure.  I thank you so much for this because it will help the diabetics narrow down their choice of glucose meter.
     
    Evelyn Guzman   
    http://www.free-symptoms-of-diabetes-alert.com  (If you want to visit, just click but if it doesn’t work, copy and paste it onto your browser.)

  • tancy
    Nov. 02, 2012

    Dear David,

    Isn't the Infinity test strips, which are also by US Diagnostics and have been reviewed by you, even cheaper at $14.90?

    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Nov. 02, 2012

      Dear Tancy,

       

      Yes, the last time I checked it was. I didn't mention it in part because it's not available in pharmacies, only on the Internet.

       

      Namaste,

       

      David

  • nottadingbat
    Nov. 01, 2012

    In case you use any of the Lifescan One Touch test machines (Ultra, Mini, Smart) you know the retail price of 100 test strips has risen to $119.00.  But you should be aware that these test strips are widely available on eBay at prices that are less than 1/2 retail.  I commonly pay rates very close to .50 per strip on eBay, including shipping, but...

    RHMLucky777

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    In case you use any of the Lifescan One Touch test machines (Ultra, Mini, Smart) you know the retail price of 100 test strips has risen to $119.00.  But you should be aware that these test strips are widely available on eBay at prices that are less than 1/2 retail.  I commonly pay rates very close to .50 per strip on eBay, including shipping, but oftentimes the shipping is free.  Makes a huge difference over a year's time period.

    • Anonymous
      Stephen P
      Nov. 01, 2012

      Unfortunately they didn't test Walmart's new "Relion Prime" meter. Strips are only $9 for 50 ($0.18 each). I've been using it and it seems to work ok, but it would be nice to have a comparitive evaluation.

    • David Mendosa
      Health Guide
      Nov. 01, 2012

      Dear Stephen,

       

      Yes, they did leave out a lot of meters. That's another problem with the CR article.

       

      Namaste,

       

      David