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Popular Glucose Meters Compared
The following table compares several of today's most popular glucose monitors.

Meter Memory Test Time Sample Size Comments
Accu-Chek Advantage 480 tests, 7-, 14- & 30-day avg. 26 sec. Medium 4 µl.
  • Download capable

  • Large, easy to read screen

  • Comfortable grip

  • Easy handling and blood application

Accu-Chek Compact 100 tests, 7-day avg. 5 sec. Small 1.5 µl.
  • Download capable

  • No strips to handle, strip drum contained within meter

  • Automatic coding

  • Alternate site testing

Ascensia Breeze 100 tests, 14-day avg. 30 sec. Small 2.5 µl.
  • Download capable

  • Very easy to handle

  • No coding required

  • Easy-to-load 10 strip disc

  • Alternate site testing

Ascensia Contour 240 tests, 14-day avg. 15 sec. Very small 0.6 µl.
  • Download capable

  • Only single strip system with no coding required

  • Automatically draws blood into meter and corrects for common errors

  • Alternate site testing

Ascensia Elite 20 tests 30 sec. Small 2 µl.
  • Alternate site testing

Ascensia Elite XL 120 tests 30 sec. Small 2 µl.
  • Download capable

  • Alternate site testing

Freestyle Meter 250 tests, 14-day avg. 7 sec. Very Small 0.3 µl.
  • Download capable

  • World's smallest sample size

  • Large, easy-to-read display

  • Alternate site testing

One Touch Basic 75 tests 45 sec. Large 10 µl.
  • Download capable

One Touch Ultra 150 tests, 14- & 30-day avg. 5 sec. Small 1 µl.
  • Download capable

  • Large, easy-to-read display

  • Automatically draws blood into the meter and shows if there is enough blood for an accurate reading

  • Compact size and weight

  • Allows for forearm testing



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