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.
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.
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:
- Have the greatest data storage capacity
- Measure blood pressure
- Communicate with an insulin pump
- Measure blood ketones
- Require the smallest blood sample
Some of the meters mentioned in the table below
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|