Diabetes Articles
  • Sign Up
FacebookTwitterDiggStumbleuponGoogle BookmarksRedditLinkedinPinterest

Selecting the Best Glucose Meters

Glucose meters are the most important tools everyone with diabetes needs to help manage and control their diabetes. Choosing the best glucose meter for your diabetes will help maximize all the exercise, diabetic diet, diabetic recipes, and medications in their effectiveness by giving you accurate readings every time. There are some wonderful glucose meters on the market today, but choosing from among the several dozen brands and extra functions can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you out.

Consider your lifestyle and specific instance. The problems and complications you are having as a result of your diabetes may be able to help you determine which of the several glucose meters to choose from. For example, if you are recently diagnosed and do not know what specifics in your life causes your blood sugar levels to increase or decrease, you may want one of the glucose meters that helps track the pattern of your readings throughout each day and from week to week.

Shop around for the very best glucose meters. Price is not and should never be your only concern when shopping for meters. Especially if you want accurate readings and reliable testing materials, the old adage of “you get what you pay for” is usually true. High quality meters will generally cost more than the cheapest price on the market.

If you are recently diagnosed with diabetes and need some helpful tools on life management, diabetic diet, or diabetic recipes for healthy low-sugar foods, try looking for a glucose meter that comes as a part of an overall health plan for diabetics. Some of the best glucose meters include pamphlets and brochures with tips on living with diabetes, eating on a diabetic diet, and some even come with coupons or gift certificates for cookbooks with plenty of diabetic recipes included.

Find out if you qualify for discount Diabetic testing supplies, free offers or other running discounts at this time.


  1. First Name*
    Enter first name
  2. Last Name*
    Enter last name
  3. Phone*
    Enter valid US phone number
  4. E-mail*
    Enter email address



By submitting this form I authorize to be contacted by telephone. Please be assured that we value and protect your privacy. Co-Pays and Deductibles may apply.

About The Diabetes Network

The Diabetes Network was developed with the idea that people living with diabetes needed a central place to go for resources as well as get ideas, suggestions and encouragement. We have put a lot of effort into this website to make it easy and fun to navigate as well as informative so that you can have a voice when it comes to managing your diabetes. Please let us know how we can improve this website to better suit your needs.

More about our Mission

We're on a mission to make the healthcare community more technologically advanced than ever before. This website adapts to fit your tablet, iPad®, iPhone®, Android® or other smartphone. Just one of the ways we are working to make life easier for those living with Diabetes. Learn More...