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How old is the glucose meter that you use most often?


Less than a month






1-6 months old






6-12 months old






1-2 years old






Over 2 years old






I don't know






I don't check my blood sugar






Total votes: 563


How old is the glucose meter that you use most often?

Poll dates: July 4 - 11, 2004
Total Votes: 563

In the past several years, blood glucose meter makers have released new products that require smaller sample sizes, permit alternate site testing, take less time to produce readings, and have sophisticated memories and analysis capabilities built in. If you're using a meter that is more than a year old, you may wish to ask your diabetes team about the many new meters that have been released recently to see if one might offer features that would better meet your needs.

The chart below shows how people have answered this question over the past several years. In the last year, more people report using meters less than a year old than in 2003.

Response     Jul 2004     Jul 2003     Feb 2002     Mar 2001  
Less than a month 5% 5% 5% 8%
1-6 months old 26% 19% 19% 23%
6-12 months old 26% 18% 29% 20%
1-2 years old 26% 37% 25% 29%
Over 2 years old 16% 15% 11% 14%
Don't know 1% 1% 2% 1%
Don't test 1% 2% 5% 2%

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:37:50
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