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 Bayer Contour Plus One Glucometer
Bayer Contour Plus One glucomer is the latest upgrade to the popular Contour series of glucometers from the German healthcare giants. It is sleek, highly accurate and the Bluetooth connectivity feature makes it one of the most easy to use blood glucose meters in the market right now. All the recorded values gets synced with the Bayer app in your smartphone seamlessly. It comes with a lifetime warranty, but I am not sure how you can make the most use of it. The test strips are comparably priced to those of the other popular brands but, the cost of glucometer itself is almost twice when compared to the others now available in India. If accuracy and convenience is your thing and budget doesn’t bother you, go for this one without thinking too much.
#2 One Touch Select Simple Glucometer
As the name depicts, this popular glucose meter from Johnson & Johnson is really simpler than one can imagine. The simplicity of this device however doesn’t compromise on the accuracy of test results or it’s performance. Bonus features like colour & sound alarms, no-coding, no-buttons and at an unbelievable low price makes this glucometer a must have device for all diabetics. You can read the full review of One Touch Select Simple glucometer here.
#3 Accu-Chek Active Glucometer
The Accu-Chek Active is a veteran among the glucose meters mentioned here. The big difference is the need to “code” it every time. But, the accuracy and the ease of use of this glucometer has made it a favourite one in many hospitals including mine. Added features include 500 test value memory, micro USB data transfer, sound signals for insufficient blood sample and ability to tag every test value as pre or post meal ones. All these features make this glucometer a good choice for a very reasonable price. For a full review of the Accu-Chek Active glucometer go to this page.
#4 Bayer Contour TS Glucose Meter
The Bayer Contour TS glucose meter is one of the best selling glucometer worldwide. The unique feature of this meter is it’s high accuracy of test results which is made possible by checking each sample 7 times before displaying the final result. The sleek glucose meter also has very good memory capacity, pre and post meal markers, adjustable personalised alarms, and comes with the manufacturing guarantee of the German healthcare giants. The only downside of this meter is the high cost of test strips compared to other popular brands. If you’re not on a budget, go for this glucometer with your eyes closed.
#5 Accu-Chek Instant Glucose monitor
The Accu-Chek Instant 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 USB connectivity with PC and access to Accu-Chek Connect Online Web Portal for continuous monitoring 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.
Also read: Accu-Chek Performa Glucometer review
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