Is There A Blood Glucose Meter For Visually Impaired Diabetics?

Yes, there is! A Talking Blood Glucose Meter is a specialized glucose meter that is designed for the blind or low-visioned diabetics without any assistance. In short, it walks the patient through the blood glucose testing process with audible (talking) step by step instructions and provides the test results through voice too. Such meters are totally audible and are “Auto-code” (No-Coding required) which means lesser steps and lower chances of false results due to coding error.

How It Works Actually?

Users simply inserts the test strip from the top of the meter. The meter will be automatically turned on and he or she will then be guided through the testing steps with voice prompts. Test results will be heard after 6 seconds with time and date as well as any memory or error code. The best part is, if any voice message is not heard properly at any step, the user can easily press a button to repeat the last message or test results again.

Another distinguished feature of this meter is the design of the buttons. Its tactile feature allows visually-impaired users to feel and locate the different buttons easily. Buttons also come with raised imprint to allow users to feel and identify them with ease.

Other Features :

  • Lesser blood sample needed (0.6 micro-liter drop of blood) means finer gauge lancets to significantly reduce your pain which testing.
  • Alternate site testing other than finger tips (eg. palms, forearms or upper arms etc).

Example :

Prodigy AutoCode Talking Flash Glucode Meter

4 thoughts on “Is There A Blood Glucose Meter For Visually Impaired Diabetics?

  1. I am aware of a blidn person who has trouble getting the blood onto the test strip of his glucose monitor. What products might accomodate this issue?

  2. All of these talking meters are useless to a blind diabetic. If you can’t see the numbers, what makes them thing you can put the test strip on to the drop of blood. Why don’t they build the lancet into the end of the strip so that you can stick your finger and apply the blood in one motion. It seems like a simple solution to the problem.

  3. Halleuiah, I am so thankful to find out that I am not the only one to wonder why the makers of these meters have not developed the test strip and lancet device to accomodate the blind.

  4. I’ve been researching this issue and have found “All in One” meters but they do not talk. My wife is beginning to feel useless, as she needs me to read her readings or find her blood to get a sample. The Prodigy is a decent unit but the fact that it is endorsed by and designed with National Federation of the Blind tells me that they missed the mark in their attempt to actually reach the intended audience.

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