Traditionally, ketones have been measured with urine strips, but the American Diabetes Association now recommends blood ketone testing as the more accurate and preferable method for detecting ketones.
Glucose test strips cannot be used in these meters to test for blood ketones. A special type of test strip needs to be purchased.
The chart below lists the glucose meters that measure blood glucose and blood ketones, along with some other important features that may be of interest to you.
Also check out glucose meters that:
- Audibly “speak” your results
- Measure blood pressure
- Communicate with an insulin pump
- Require the smallest blood sample
- Have the greatest data storage capacity
Meters Mentioned in the Table Below
Meters that measure blood sugar and blood ketones
|Meter||Results stored||Blood sample||Computer download||Backlit display||Coding needed||Company|
|Precision Xtra||450||0.6 microliter||Yes||Yes||Yes||Abbott Diabetes Care|
|Nova Max Plus||N/A||0.3 microliter||Yes||No||No||Nova Biomedical|