7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on September 24, 2011
The meter makes testing so simple! I don't have to do anything but remember to test when my doctor tells me to, and it even helps me remember to do that! I recently have been put on a medication that is supposed to help me with my after meal sugar levels, and remembering to test 2 hours after I eat isn't always easy...I usually forget...but this meter has an alarm that helps me remember! I actually didn't even know that until my doctor showed me it could. I don't have to use it all the time, but it makes it easy when I choose to. As far as the other review regarding the lancing device - call the company, I am sure they would send you one - they send me batteries whenever I need them! I couldn't be happier!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 26, 2013
My Dr. gave me a Bayer Contour meter during a June 3 month annual visit. He had decided that I was showing signs of Insulin resistance. I found out that my insurance only covers One Touch meters. After using both meters for several months,I have concluded that the One Touch is much more accurate. The only place you can find the test strips for $25.00 for fifty is online. At any local Pharmacy they are $67.00 for fifty. Online from Amazon.com I have bought 2 100 boxes for an average of $40.00 a piece. The 2 50s cost an average of $67.00 a piece from 2 different local Pharmacies. It usually runs 7-9 points higher than my other 3 meters. It's accuracy and consistency are hit and miss. I have run 2 consecutive tests several times because some reading are 15-17 points apart and some are only 2-3. They are well in the FDA's +-20% error range, but I tend to be a little OCD on my test results. I am now testing with 3 meters partly because I have 200 test strips for the Contour. I will decide if I will continue to use the Contour when I get my March 2013 blood test results back and compare the meters averages. In March of 2012 my A1C was 6.2 and my glucose was 148 which matched the A1C. My last test in Dec. 2012 was A1C of 5.6 and glucose of 103. The Bayer Contour meter I bought Online as a backup only came with meter and case. I like how easy it is to use and the lancer, which did not come with the online, is my favorite. Consumer Reports rated the Contour one of the lowest they tested in 2012 and it was not one they recommended then though it passed their tests.
8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2010
I bought this expecting this to be in the box with everything including the lancing device. I was wrong. It was open-box with the case, instruction booklets and the meter. No lancing device. Nowhere does it say on this page that it has no lancing device or is open-box. I'm not happy. Now I have to hunt down a lancing device for it.