Two New Meters—How They Compare

Precision QID (top), and OneTouch Profile.

Aug 1, 1995


  • Size: 3.82" X 1.89" X 0.57"
  • Weight: 1.37 ounces
  • Can be moved during testing
  • Can be held at any angle to collect blood from finger
  • Carrying case holds insulin and syringes
  • User can re-apply blood until meter starts
  • Uses 5 µl of blood
  • Microflo test strip can betouched during blood application
  • Built-in memory stores ten tests which are visible on screen
  • Access to 125 test results with computer accessories
  • Price: $60 to $85
  • $40 rebate and $15 non-MediSense meter trade-in


  • Size: 4.3" X 2.6" X 1.2"
  • Weight: 4.5 ounces with battery
  • Many analytical features
  • 250 test records with time and date viewable on same screen
  • Alerts user to conditions that may require action such as low or high blood sugar
  • Memory averaging for tests during past 14 or 30 days
  • Uses 10 µl of blood
  • 15 event markers can easily track activities and their effect on blood glucose levels; provides averages by events
  • Records insulin types and dosages with time and date, and records carbohydrate intake
  • Reads out in 19 different languages
  • Price: $100 to $120
  • $40 rebate and $25 non-LifeScan meter trade-in
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