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Blood glucose meters

What's behind our blood glucose meter Ratings?

Experts at our National Testing and Research Center tested 25 models in blood glucose meters to see which ones perform best.
We look for:
  • Overall score
    This is based on a combination of the product's accuracy, repeatability, and convenience.
  • Accuracy
    This is based on the average of differences between data from a particular blood glucose meter and parallel readings from a standard laboratory instrument.
  • Repeatability
    The ability of the blood glucose meter to provide repeatable data from test to test.
  • Convenience
    Based on features of each model and ease of use evaluations by expert panelists.
  • Annual strip cost-4 tests/day
    The approximate retail price for a year's supply of glucose test strips for a patient who uses four a day.


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Recommended blood glucose meters

Recommended blood glucose meters are standout choices with high scores. They include CR Best Buys, which offer exceptional value. When narrowing your choices, weigh features, price, and attributes that matter to you.
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Blood glucose meters are smaller, faster, and come with more features than ever before. They're also more accurate than blood glucose meters of years past. When narrowing your choices from among the best blood glucose meteres, weigh features, price, and attributes that matter to you. If you're looking for information about blood glucose meteres, Consumer Reports is your best resource. Consumer Reports’ unbiased blood glucose meter reviews will give you honest buying advice that you can trust. Use our blood glucose meter buying guide to discover the features that are most important to consider when looking for the best blood glucose meter. We also provide unbiased blood glucose meter ratings to help you choose the best blood glucose meter for your needs.

Recently reviewed blood glucose meters

Aviva Connect
Calculates glucose averages. Automatic coding. Has a lancing device with a cartridge that stores multiple lancets. Requires less than 1µL of blood for a reading. Readings in the memory can be downloaded to a PC and/or a smart device. Stores at least 360 readings. Strips are a little wider or larger than other strips. Has either a backlight or LED digits for easy reading in darker lighting conditions. Has a date and time stamp. User can flag their results as pre- or post meal for reference. Excellent for repeatability.

Blood glucose meter buying guide

Today's blood glucose meters are smaller, faster, and come with more features than ever before. They're also more accurate than blood glucose meters of years past. That's good news for the approximately 29 million Americans with diabetes.

Controlling blood glucose is key to managing diabetes and preventing complications. Test results help patients make adjustments to their diet, exercise routine, and diabetes treatment plan, which can help lower the risk of seizures, blindness, kidney disease, and nerve damage.

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