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[IP] Consumer reports

No more need for meter wars.........
Consumer reports has done an article on glucose meters in their October 2001
issue. Here is a quick list of the 11 rated and they are in order of

1  One touch ultra
2  Accu-chek advantage
3  freestyle
4  One touch sure step
5  Glucometer DEX
6  One Touch basic
7  One touch Fast take
8  Medisense precision QID
9  Atlast
10 InCharge
11 Prestige Smart System (private label sold by drug stores)

The number one was rated Very good and the lowest was rated fair.  None of
the meters testes received an excellent or a poor rating.  The article also
rated these items: Ease of use and features, consistency, accuracy.  These
results also correspond to the list above with the number one rated meter
having either excellent or very good ratings and the lowest rated meter
receiving fair and poor ratings in the previously listed areas.

Also the Onetouch Ultra was the meter with the most features of the meters
rated.  The features listed for the meters was: Alternate test site, large
memory, displays averages, downloads to computer, high temp. rage, lancet
ejects, lancet cap, lancet depth adjustable.  (in my opinion the last three
features are unimportant to me.)

If your meter was left out (like the Accu-chek Complete) it may be that one
of the other meters on the list from the same manufacturer uses the same
technology and was omitted.

Have fun talking this one up!
Sheila Morris
(drowning in San Antonio at the moment........be careful when you pray for
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