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My dream glucose meter would:

  • Have the precision of the new Nano from AccuChek (15/15% vs. the current FDA standards of 20/20%).
  • Allow me to test without having lights on (like the VerioIQ from OneTouch does).
  • Connect to my iPhone to save the need for cables (like theiBGStart from Sanofi does).
  • Be as affordable to use the one announced by Walmart earlier this year (18 cents per test strip).

How unfortunate that we normally end up choosing on the basis of affordability, though...

What is your dream meter like?

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Tags: BG, BGM, BGMS, bgnow, blood, glucometer, glucose, sugar

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on August 17, 2012 at 9:20pm

All the above plus for those of us on MDI the abilty to calculate pre-meal bolus like the Insulinx glucometer from Abbott Labs.

Comment by nel on August 17, 2012 at 10:50pm

Emmy started a discussion with the Insulinx meter

Comment by Pastelpainter on August 18, 2012 at 3:13am

I've just won a Freestyle Freedom Lite meter. You are able to test on various test sites on the body as well as fingers. I just like the lancet, really the most painfree I have used.

Comment by Unknown Diabetic on August 18, 2012 at 5:24am

My dream is that one day there will no longer be a need for a glucose meter.

Comment by Stemwinder (Gary) on August 18, 2012 at 6:39am

Well said Unknown Diabetic. That's something we all dream of.

Comment by Jim on August 18, 2012 at 6:51am

I've been using the new WalMart meter and I am very happy. To be honest I think it is more accurate than my One Touch. Or maybe when I get that WTF reading It doesn't bother me as much to retest.

I read something where one of the meter companies was trying to explain why strips cost so much(oh..come to find out they are made with Gold...give me a break). I think that is all smoke and mears. Has meter technology really change in the last 10-15 years to still justify 1.00 test strips. I don't think so.

Comment by Kelly WPA on August 18, 2012 at 8:40am

All I want is 100% accuracy!

Comment by Rusty on August 18, 2012 at 11:22am

I would like one that floats, and says "Thank you" after each donation of blood!

Comment by Unknown Diabetic on August 18, 2012 at 2:33pm

Good one Rusty.

Comment by Rusty on August 18, 2012 at 3:07pm


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