The list author says: "I have spoken with hundreds of diabetics, and over 50% have used numerous brands of test strips. You should know that if your Doctor changes your prescription to a new brand, you have the right to refuse. You also have the right to decide which brand you prefer (as long as it is covered by your insurance). This list is for people who are covered by insurance. Test strips are very expensive. If you are uninsured, please see my list "Top 7 Brands of Glucose Test Strips for the Uninsured," which takes into account both quality and price."
"The One-Touch Ultra Mini is a new monitor from Lifescan. It requires less blood, more options, and a large screen. It's easy to use and very reliable. One-Touch has consistently been rated the number one test strip for years."
"The combination of features in the Accu-Chek Aviva meter makes testing fast and easy, and the systemís technology allows you to test right the first time. It offers battery checks and test reminders, making it user-friendly and finishing 3rd."
"With various settings, no coding required, and great structural design, the Bayer Contour is one of the best meters out there. It's got a larger temperature range than most strips, and is very dependable. Much better than the Breeze 2 (also made by Ascensia)."
"I think the Precision Xtra is an underrated test strip. It's cheaper than the top 4, and everyone I've talked to refuses to change. The precision Xtra is almost like the cult test strips. A small, but dedicated group of users swear by it."