The TRUE Read Glucose Meter is another “ham and egger” monitor by Home Diagnostics. The meter is nothing fancy, but gets the job done. Not surprisingly, the TRUEread is covered by multiple Medicare and Medicaid insurance programs.
- Economical. If you can’t get it for free, the meter sells for less than $20 dollars. Fifty (50) test strips are typically less than $24 dollars.
- Small Sample Size. The meter requires only 1.0 microliter of blood. Testing results takes approximately 10 seconds.
- Alternative Site Testing. You can test your finger and forearm with this meter.
The meter is not small nor does it have many advanced features or an ergonomic design. Let’s be honest. The meter is a bit boring. Although, who says testing your blood is supposed to be exciting?
The meter uses TRUEread Blood Glucose Test Strips. To Compare the BEST prices on strips, check out our Test Strip Price Comparison page.
If you want a good accurate meter and don’t need lots of advanced features, the True Read is a good choice. It is even better if you have Medicare or Medicaid, as there are numerous price concessions. The meter is reasonably priced, as are the test strips.
Nipro Diagnostics provides basic support. You get 24/7 technical service and a limited customer care program called True Care. Nothing fancy, compared with other companies, but the service is probably still more than most people will ever use.
The meter can download results to management software called TRACK Record. The date transfer cable is an additional fee.
|Auto Shut Off||2 Minutes|
|Battery Type||1 CR2032|
|Battery Life||1,100 Tests approx.|
|Alternative Site Testing||Yes|
|Memory Capacity||200 Tests|
|Operating Temp.||50 to 104 F|
|Result Range||20 to 600 mg/dL|
|Sample Size||1.0 microliter|
|Test Time||10 Seconds|
|Weight (battery)||1.66 oz.|
|Size (inches)||3.52 x 2.15 x 0.67|