Nipro Diagnostics Glucose Meter Reviews

true-result-meterNipro Diagnostics glucose meters are primarily sold in the United States and Canada. The company is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and has over 500 employees. Nipro Diagnostics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nipro Corporation, a medical device manufacturer headquartered in Japan.

Nipro Diagnostics came into existence in 2010, when it acquired Home Diagnostics. Essentially, all of the product line and the business model remained the same. Nipro manufacturers its blood glucose meters under its own name, as well as, co-branding with other companies. Meaning, it manufactures glucose meters for other companies that then put their brand on the product, examples include, CVS, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid. The company is focused on providing value at affordable prices.

Nipro Diagnostics glucose meters are the largest co-branding manufacturer in the country. In 2011, the company even won the Florida Manufacturer of the year award.

NIPRO DIAGNOSTICS GLUCOSE METERS

Nipro Diagnostics has a very extensive line of glucose meters with no less than six meters currently on the market. The meters vary in size, scope and features.

TRUE 2Go. The True 2go is designed for those on the move. It has a very unique feature, in that the meter attaches to the top of a vile of test strips. No fumbling around with individual test strips during each test.

TRUE result. The TRUE result is one of the most accurate Nipro meters, returning a 99% clinical accuracy rate. The meter requires no-coding.

TRUE track.The TRUE track glucose meter is yet another low cost simple meter from Nipro.

TRUE balance. The TRUE balance glucose meter is the newest offering. It is meant as a simple, no code meter with large easy to read display.

Sidekick. The Sidekick is a disposable meter that attaches to a vile of 50 test strips. The meter is prized for its highly portable design.

TRUEtrack. The TRUEtrack meter is a basic meter that is popular in the Medicare and Medicaid crowd.

COMPARISON CHARTS

 TRUE2go TRUEresultTRUEtrack
Auto. Shut Off2 minutes2 minutes2 minutes
Battery TypeOne CR2032One CR2032One CR2032
Battery Life1,500 Tests2,146 Tests1,100 Tests
Alt. Site TestingYesYesYes
Memory Capacity99 Tests500 Tests365 Tests
Storage Temp.NANANA
Operating Temp.50 to 104 F50 to 104 F50 to 104 F
Result Range20 to 600 mg/dL20 to 600 mg/dL20 to 600 mg/dL
Sample Size0.5 microliter0.5 microliter1.0 microliter
Test Time4 seconds4 seconds10 seconds
Weight (battery)0.6 oz. (yes)1.66 oz. (yes)1.66 oz. (yes)
Size (Inches)1.7 x 1.46 x 0.893.44 x 2.16 x 0.69 3.52 x 2.15 x 0.67
Backlit DisplayNoNoNo
Coding Req.NoNoYes
Software Avail.NoNoYes
WarrantyLifetimeLifetimeLifetime

 

 TRUEbalanceSideKick
Auto. Shut Off2 minutes2 minutes
Battery TypeOne CR2032Disposable
Battery Life1,100 Tests50 Tests
Alt. Site TestingYesYes
Memory Capacity365 Tests50 Tests
Storage Temp.NA36 to 86 F
Operating Temp.50 to 104 F68 to 77 F
Result Range20 to 600 mg/dL20 to 600 mg/dL
Sample Size1.0 microliter1.0 microliter
Test Time10 seconds10 seconds
Weight (battery)1.66 oz. (yes)1.66 oz. (yes)
Size (Inches) 3.52 x 2.15 x 0.67NA
Backlit DisplayNoNo
Coding Req.NoNo
Software Avail.YesNo
WarrantyLifetimeLifetime

RECENTLY DISCONTINUED

Popular Nipro Diagnostics glucose meters that are still serviced but no longer available for purchase include the Prestige IQ and the TrackEase.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Nipro Diagnostics does have its own proprietary software to help diabetics track their results. The software is aptly named TRUE Manager. The program is free, but is only able to be used with the TRUE Track, TRUE Result, TRUE Balance, TRUE Read and Prestige IQ glucose meters. You will need to purchase a USB cable, however.

The TRUE Manager software is a huge improvement compared to the Home Diagnostics version. It comes in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Unfortunately, it is not MAC compatible.

Click here for the Nipro Diagnostics diabetes related website.