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Meters that Test Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure

Keeping Your Glucose and Heart in Check

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Updated May 31, 2011

Meters that Test Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure

The Fora D10 is one of several blood sugar meters that also measure blood pressure with an attached cuff.

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It is not coincidental that some makers of blood sugar meters also create the ability for the meter to measure blood pressure. Two common health problems associated with diabetes are high blood pressure and heart disease. Studies have shown that you can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease linked to diabetes by keeping your blood sugar under control most of the time. One important measure of that control is the hemoglobin A1c test (also called A1c.).

There are five blood sugar meters that also include the option to test your blood pressure. Each has a slightly different design. These glucose meters still use test strips to measure blood sugar levels. The blood pressure is measured by a cuff that is either attached to the meter or connects to it. The cuff will inflate in a similar way that you are accustomed to and will display your reading on the same screen you view your blood sugar results.

All five of the dual glucose and blood pressure meters offer the option to download your test results to a computer. Four of the five can also “speak” the results audibly for those with vision impairments.

The chart below lists the glucose meters that measure blood glucose as well as blood pressure and have some other important features that may be of interest to you.

Also check out a list of glucose meters that:

Some of the meters mentioned in the table below

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Blood sugar meters that also measure blood pressure

Meter Results stored Blood sample Computer download Backlit display Coding needed Company Special features
FreeStyle Freedom Lite 400 0.3 microliter Yes No No Abbott Diabetes Care
FreeStyle Light 400 0.3 microliter Yes Yes No Abbott Diabetes Care
Glucocard 01 360 0.3 microliter Yes No No Arkray
Glucocard 01-mini 50 0.3 microliter No No No Arkray
Glucocard X-meter 360 0.3 microliter Yes No No Arkray
MyGlucoHealth Wireless Not available 0.3 microliter Yes No No Entra Health Systems Audible test results, integrated Blue-tooth communication
Element 365 0.3 microliter Yes No No Infopia
Evolution 365 0.3 microliter Yes No No Infopia
Nova Max Link 400 0.3 microliter Yes No No Nova Biomedical Communicates with insulin pump
ReliOn Confirm 360 0.3 microliter Yes No No Walmart
ReliOn Micro 50 0.3 microliter No No No Walmart
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