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Audible Blood Sugar Meters

"Speaking" Blood Sugar Meters for the Visually Impaired

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Updated May 31, 2011

Audible Blood Sugar Meters

A number of blood sugar meters, such as the Prodigy Voice, have the ability to "speak" test results for visually impaired people

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In recent years there have been a number of blood sugar meters that provide the option to audibly hear glucose test results. Being able to hear the blood sugar test result is especially important for those with vision problems. This feature reduces the potential for error in visually impaired individuals and gives them the ability to independently check blood sugar as needed.

Trend Analysis

All but one of the blood sugar meters in the chart below allow for downloading your test results to a computer to analyze trends and patterns. The meter usually comes with free software that will help you and your diabetes healthcare team to better manage your blood sugar.

Blood Pressure Feature

Five of the meters listed below have the dual capacity to test your blood sugar and your blood pressure. The blood sugar meter typically has an attached cuff that can be used to accurately measure your blood pressure and heart rate. The blood pressure results are audibly spoken and then saved in the memory of the blood sugar meter.

Coding

Five of the 16 meters featured in the chart below require coding of the test strips before being able to test your blood. Though coding your meter is easy and many of these meters will verbally walk you through the process, many visually impaired people with diabetes prefer a blood sugar meter that doesn’t require manual coding. It is one less step to perform with each new box of test strips.

The chart below lists the glucose meters that have the ability to audibly “speak” your glucose test results along with some other important features that may be of interest to you.

Also check out glucose meters that:

Some of the meters mentioned in the table below

Solo V2 Compare Prices

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Prodigy Autocode Compare Prices

Prodigy Voice Compare Prices

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Audible “speaking” blood sugar meters

Meter Results stored Blood sample Computer download Backlit display Coding needed Company Special features
Solo V2 500 plus 0.7 microliter Yes No No BioSense Medical Devices Audible
Advocate 450 0.7 microliter Yes No Yes Diabetic Supply of Suncoast Audible
Advocate Duo 450 0.7 microliter Yes No Yes Diabetic Supply of Suncoast Audible with blood pressure option
Advocate Redi-code 450 0.7 microliter Yes No No Diabetic Supply of Suncoast Audible
Advocate Redi-Code Duo 450 0.7 microliter Yes No No Diabetic Supply of Suncoast Audible with blood pressure option
Prodigy Autocode 120 0.6 microliter Yes No No Diagnostic Devices Audible
Prodigy Voice 450 0.6 mircroliter Yes No No Diagnostic Devices Audible with tactile buttons
MyGlucoHealth Wireless Not available 0.3 microliter Yes No No Entra Health Systems Audible/Works with Bluetooth technology
Fora D10 450 0.7 microliter Yes No Yes Fora Care Audible with blood pressure option
Fora D 20 480 0.7 microliter Yes No Yes Fora Care Audible with blood pressure option
Fora V 10 450 0.7 microliter Yes No No Fora Care Audible
Fora V 12 450 0.7 microliter Yes No No Fora Care Audible
Fora V 20 480 0.7 microliter Yes No No Fora Care Audible
Fora V 22 450 0.7 microliter Yes No No Fora Care Audible
gDrive 00 0.3 microliter Yes No Yes Genesis Health Technologies Audible
EasyMaxV 480 0.6 microliter No No No Oaktree International Holdings Audible
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