Best blood glucose monitor
The Bayer Contour blood glucose meter covers just about all the bases, reviews say. It's accurate, affordable, small and easy enough for kids to use. It's also full-featured, with the ability to read test-strip codes automatically (no entering them by hand), several test-site options (fingertip, palm, forearm, thigh or abdomen) and optional computer software to help you track your blood sugar over time. Reviews say the Bayer Contour is the best blood glucose monitor for most people. For patients on a tight budget, the ReliOn Micro (*Est. $9) and its matching test strips cost less. If you have vision problems, you may prefer the talking Prodigy Voice Meter (*Est. $65). Test strips for the Bayer glucose meter cost about $25 for 50 strips.
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