Self monitoring of blood glucose is accomplished using a blood glucose meter and test strips, pictured in Figure 1. Current meters are handheld, with simple intuitive user interfaces that are usually activated automatically by insertion of a test strip. Meters also, to varying extents, have the ability to store, recall, and graph past blood glucose measurements.
Having a Blood Glucose Testing Machine or Glucometer is a personal thing, just like having a mobile phone is personal, we all prefer different ones, so there’s a huge selection out there. I thought I would do a comparison of how I find the Blood Glucose Meters and the Test Strips for others to read that haven’t tried a particular Glucose Meter or Test Strip.