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CADMS references: R86164, R86866

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.

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

Self-monitoring blood glucose

How to test blood sugar

Don't throw your
black code key away.

Once it's inserted, it's good
for the life of the meter.
Request one now.

CADMS references: R86218

Get a text when
your child tests

Meet the integrated
meter, app and portal.

CADMS references: R86218

Store and share blood
glucose results online

The ACCU-CHEK Connect
system securely stores
data for access anywhere.

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.