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Blood glucose meters

Up & Up Blood Glucose meter
 
Approximate retail price:
$15
Summary: Calculates glucose averages. Automatic coding. Requires less than 1┬ÁL of blood for a reading. Readings in the memory can be downloaded to a PC. Has larger digits on the display than some of the meters. Has a larger screen than some of the meters. Has either a backlight or LED digits for easy reading in darker lighting conditions. Has a date and time stamp. Excellent for accuracy. Very Good for repeatability.
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About - Up & Up Blood Glucose meter

The Up & Up Blood Glucose meter is part of the blood glucose meter test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blood glucose meter models like the Blood Glucose meter are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Accuracy:
This is based on the average of differences between data from a particular blood glucose meter and parallel readings from a standard laboratory instrument.

Repeatability:
The ability of the blood glucose meter to provide repeatable data from test to test.

Convenience:
Based on features of each model and ease of use evaluations by expert panelists.
Features & Specs - Up & Up Blood Glucose meter
info Multi-test strip cartridge No
info Displays averages Yes
info Sets strip code automatically Yes
info Greater than 5 second test time No
info Can download memory to PC Yes
info Memory of 360 readings or more No
info Date and time stamp Yes
info Meal markers No
info Can convert mg/dL to mmol/L No
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User Reviews - Up & Up Blood Glucose meter
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
easy, economical
3/28/2014
Pros
Easy To Use Easy To Rea
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Keeps BG monitoring simple. Strips are readily available and economical. No fancy graphs or trends programs--just the results. Display is easy to read. The only suggestion I would make would be to add a contrasting colored mark at the place where the bg strip is inserted into the meter.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Accurate and inexpensive
3/23/2014
Pros
Easy-adjust Settings
Large memory
Lower-cost Test Strips
Small Sample Size
Cons
Lancet Device
Best Uses
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Comment:
This monitor requires less blood per test than some other devices, which lowers the number of error readings and wasted test strips. It also has a backlit screen and an audible beep indicating that the test is complete. (You can also set an alarm for excessively high or low readings, and can set those numbers to whatever you and your doctor determine.) Changing the date and time is easy, and the device itself stores lots and lots of readings. This device even averages morning, noon and evening readings, so yoiu can get an indication of trends in your blood glucose levels. There are small rubber pads on the bottom of the monitor to make it stable and secure when set on a flat surface. On a completely superficial note, the cute rectangular shape and shiny red color of the case appeal to my aesthetic side.<br /><br />The lancet device which came with the meter never worked -- when I loaded a new lancet, the needle stuck out even when the device was readied for use and the needle was supposed to be retracted into the case. Target sells a different lancet device over the counter, with a flat round end which you pull up to ready the device, and that one is much easier to use and to switch out the individual lancets. It is an additional cost, but I found it necessary in order to have a complete testing kit.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
I Like Mine
10/23/2013
Pros
Good Price For Meter
Good Price For Strips
I Like The Pharmacy
Cons
Still Have To Stick Me
Best Uses
Comment:
I pay for my supplies myself so the price is an important consideration. I noted that an earlier review had a problem with the pharmacy staff, not the product. The one I visit is very good. The only drawback I've experienced is the cost of the control solution, which seems to be a problem with all meters.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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