Best meter I’ve had!
Very easy to use, don’t have to refer to manual when adjusting, like all other meters I have used since 1980! Good to use when traveling by plane, good bright lights, including light on sensor strip. Bottle of test strips has place to stand in case when testing so don’t loose strips every where! Meter readings are all in colour, day and dates are displayed, can also tag readings and has a memory of over 700 readings. Tiny amount of blood needed for reading and results in seconds!
Reply to Fireball 14017 and Busymom.
Hi I am an electronics engineer that has used this meter now for two years. Besides the constant charging you complain about, I think it maybe your unit because I do the same amount of tests and mine lasts for two weeks. As for calibration worries. Testing against other meters will not prove anything. You need to take your meter to your diabetes education centre and they will test with a calibrated solution. Mine tested perfect when I had the same concerns as you. Busymom you are quite right there is a worldwide product recall on this meter. Th...ere is a software bug that if you measure 1024 mg/dL or 56 mmol/L and above, the meter will not provide a warning that the blood glucose is extremely high and will shut off, thereby potentially leading to incorrect treatment and delaying proper treatment. While yes this maybe serious fault, but if you are aware of this bug you should report to hospital immediately if your meter shuts down, so you can still use it until your free replacement arrives. On a whole I really like my meter and would not go back to those blood thirsty old strips and the hard to read monochrome displays. It is high time that all manufactures of these meters get with modernization and take the lead from this meter.
Questions & Answers
Sorry typo error. Should read Verio IQ continuous glucose meter.
Is it possible to have cases for blood glucose meters made in bright colours, rather than in. ‘Easy to loose black cases’?
Hi Helen- that is a very good point. I myself am always losing things that are black coloured as well! I think Accuchek only make this in black at the moment though. Before retirement I used to be in plastic injection moulding and it's my opinion that merely changing the pigment in the material from black to say a red or blue pigment and the product will come out that colour. However, reds, yellows, orange pigments are more expensive than certainly black pigmentation with the advantage for the moulder that black can use cheaper recycled material in the first place - not virgin material . Says it all really - cheap and cheerful !!
Thank you. I have lost and misplaced many meters over the years....sometimes found ... for those meters I have now, put bright coloured electrical tape on both sides of the cases...this works very well but tape needs replacing every now and again, with frequent use and handling of meter case. I find the yellow and green striped tape stands out but that tape is much harder to purchase. Good luck!
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