Blood sugar meters were first developed so that emergency responders and ER personnel could figure who was passed from low blood sugar, and who was passed out for other reasons. Today, their use at home is recommended for most people with diabetes. There are hundreds of meters out there (about fifty available in the United States).
I have listed more than a hundred meters and this is not a complete list.
Accu Chek (Roche) makes more than fifteen meters, although it has really different selections in different countries.
Accu Chek Active (made in at least three models, and I think this is the same as the Sensor)
Accu Chek Advantage
Accu Chek Aviva/ Plus (same meter, different strips)
Accu Chek Aviva Compact
Accu Chek Combo
Accu Chek Compact Plus
Accu Chek Aviva Expert (this one will calculate insulin doses for you!)
Accu Chek Aviva Nano
Accu Chek Advantage
Accu Chek Go
Accu Chek Mobile
Accu Chek Performa
Accu Chek Performa Nano
Accu Chek Nano
Accu Chek Voicemate (for blind people)
Advocate meters sells four:
Arkray makes seven fairly obscure meters:
Glucocard 01(which talks)
Glucocard 01 Mini
The Bayer line has three basic meters with some variations:
Bayer Contour Link
Bayer Contour Next EZ
Bayer Contour USB
Bayer Contour USB Next
it has also sold
and Bayer Didget, which connects with Nintendo systems
Agamatrix has four meters that it makes solo:
As well as two that it makes in partnership with Sanofi:
Bionime advertises five meters, sold with and without the word "Rightest" in front:
But makes a handful more, such as
Biosense makes the Solo V2 (which not only speaks English and Spanish, but also Mandarin Chinese).
Beurer has a number of meters, which in makes in mg/dl and mmol/l versions. The ones with B measure blood pressure as well as blood sugar:
Broadmaster Biotech makes three versions of the Glucose Shephard. I think one of them tests ketones. They applied for FDA approval (and from one I can tell from the FDA website, they got it) but they don't sell meters here.
Fifty50, the diabetes supply company, also makes its own meter, the Fifty50.
ForaCare sells fourteen blood sugar meters, four of which also test blood pressure:
GlucoCom sells the GlucoCom.
Infopia sells three monitors:
Life Scan is selling five meters:
One Touch Verio IQ
One Touch UltraSmart
One Touch Ultra Mini (in lots of colors)
One Touch Ultra 2
One Touch Ultra Link
but has also made
One Touch Select
One Touch Verio
One Touch Verio Pro
One Touch VITA
Abbott sells five meters:
Freestyle Freedom Lite
and for hospitals Precision Xtra Pro
Refreshingly enough, Microdot makes nothing but the microdot.
And MyGlucoHealth makes nothing but MyGlucoHealth (and accessories).
Nova Cares just sells two versions of practically the same thing:
Nova Max Plus
Nova Max Link
Nipro sells six that all sound like shoes to me:
Oak Tree International sells thirteen meters, but only one is FDA approved (they mostly, from what I can tell, sell in Asia):
Omnis makes two
OKBiotech makes four:
OKmeter Match -this one gives a smiley face for a good reading :- )
The Prodigy line has three:
Simple Diagnostics sells:
Telcare makes the :
Walmart's Relion Line includes four meters:
I don't know who makes