Certified Diabetes Educator and 40-year veteran of living type 1 herself Jane Dickinson reviews the Telcare wireless blood glucose monitoring system, paired with an app, that beams your results directly to the cloud. Jane is more enthusiastic than some early reviewers of this product. 

{Disclosure: she received a free review unit from the company}



  • a well-lit display with large, readable numbers
  • includes motivational comments
  • you can set your own targets
  • it's easy to tag results
  • results are sent to the cloud, so easy for health care providers to share/work with


  • large, bulky carrying case
  • requires plug-in charging with cord
  • cannot add blood once a strip has detected some (you will lose a strip if not enough blood)
  • concerns about data privacy in the cloud

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