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Choosing the right blood sugar meter

There are many blood sugar meters to choose from, so start by thinking about what's most important to you.

  • Do you use blood glucose results to dose insulin? Make sure you're using a meter and test strips that provide accurate results. Roche quality control processes ensure consistent accuracy. Find out more about our accuracy commitment.
  • Do you feel like you're always short on time? A blood sugar meter that gives results quickly or a system that doesn't require you to load test strips, code the meter or handle lancets each time may be right for you.
  • Would you like to reduce the pain of testing? Choose a system with a lancing device specifically designed to minimize pain.
  • Will you track results in the blood sugar meter or on a computer? Most blood sugar monitors have built-in memories, and many can beam data directly to your computer.
  • Is it important to have your supplies covered by insurance? ACCU-CHEK® products are covered on most healthcare plans and Medicare1 to help you save money on test strips.

Think about what will make testing easier for you, then look for a system that fits your needs.

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A hand-held device for testing and measuring blood sugar levels. A drop of blood is placed on a small strip inserted in the meter. The meter quickly calculates and displays the blood sugar level. Also known as a blood glucose monitor.

A disposable needle inserted into a lancing device and used to obtain a blood sample for testing.

A pen-like device that pricks the skin with fine needle, or lancet, to obtain a blood sample for testing.