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Bayer's Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring System

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  • No coding required
  • 5 second test time
  • Pre/post meal test marking for better glucose control
  • 0.6 blood sample size, alternative site testing, palm or forearm
  • 480 test result memory with 14 day average
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Bayer's Contour  Blood Glucose Monitoring System + Bayer Microlet Colored Lancets - 100 ct. + Bayer Contour  Blood Glucose, 100 Test Strips
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Product Description

Everyone's diabetes is different. So are their testing needs. That's why the CONTOUR meter from Bayer lets you select feature levels that are either basic or advanced, for the individualized options that are important to you. And it has Bayer's No Coding technology. So it still has easy accuracy. In short, it makes testing simple. And in the fight against diabetes, simplewins.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.1 x 2.8 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA
  • ASIN: B000REKQ80
  • UPC: 301939545014 301937151019 301939615014
  • Item model number: 7151B
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,531 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

It is very easy to use.
Tila Kat
This meter just doesn't work for me so I am going back to my AccuCheck Avivia.
Wayne L. Schmidt
Test strips for this product are as expensive as similar product.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

121 of 121 people found the following review helpful By Lou on April 21, 2008
I've been diabetic for over 10 years and used a variety of glucometers. This has been the best and easiest to use right out of the box. It requires a pindrop sample and gives an accurate result in only 5 seconds.

The display is quite large for those with eyesight difficulties. It comes with a carrying case to hold the meter, a lancet, and a vial of test strips. You don't even have to take the meter out of the case to use it...just unzip the case and pop in a test strip!

It's easy to track pre-and post-meal readings using the up/down arrow and "M" button to mark each result. It can even be set to remind you to re-test post-meal in 2.5 hours!

The meter can be connected to a PC for downloading data (my doctor does this for me to analyze my readings).

It only comes with a few test strips (this is how all glucometers are packaged), so be sure to get extras. If your insurance doens't cover the strips, LOOK AROUND AT AMAZON for boxes of strips. They can be found for almost 50% of the cost at your local Wal-Mart.
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76 of 77 people found the following review helpful By K. McGee VINE VOICE on March 26, 2012
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the end of January 2012. I got this meter from my pharmacist who highly recommended it.

Despite cutting my carbs/sugar to 20 grams or less per day, my blood glucose readings were all over the place so I thought my meter was a dud.

The Metformin medication I was prescribed caused gastric distress so my physician put me on a clear liquid diet to clear it up. During the clear liquid diet which consisted of water, fat free, msg free chicken broth and sugar free jello, I had to go back in for an additional lab. I had been on the clear liquid diet for over a day and a half and yet my blood glucose readings would frequently shoot up to almost 200!

When I went to the lab to have the test done, I asked them if they could test my blood glucose as well and at the same time, I would use my meter to test.

I honestly thought the result would be that my meter was a lemon. I tested on my Bayer Contour using the same blood sample as the lab used. My meter reading said 183 and the lab test was 186. The head of the lab said that is very accurate for a home meter.

It ended up my blood glucose was so high because of a substance called "Maltodextrin" which was in the sugar free jello I was ingesting. Once I cut out all products with maltodextrin in them from my diet, my blood glucose quickly normalized and has been in the normal range ever since.

Things you should know about using this meter:

1. Wash your hands prior to handling your strips - using alcohol on the finger you will be poking to do your test is not enough.
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194 of 213 people found the following review helpful By Scientific Analysis on May 31, 2008
The Ascensia(tm) Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring system has proven not as accurate as I would have expected. The unit came with 10 FREE Strips and I purchased an additional 100 strips. The first thing I did was the chemical strip test to determine its stability - I used 3 Strips and the output was within a few numbers . After getting out the Lancet I decided to test myself. My First reading was 91 (very good). I then proceeded to test another finger (just out of curiosity); and the reading was 110 (OH DEAR).. I proceeded to poke and bleed myself an additional 10 times and the readings went from 85 to 125... THE AVERAGE READING BEING 93 (which I assume is my true reading). I spoke with my doctor, he told me this is a known issue with the Ascensia(tm); The method used to draw blood is very critical. You cannot "MILK" your finger, this causes additional platelets to form screwing up the readings. Especially if you wait over 5 seconds before donating the sample to the STRIP.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By C. Hill HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on November 12, 2008
I have used the Ascensia Contour Monitoring System for about one year now. This is by far the easiest and one of the fastest blood sugar monitors I have seen. Here are my observations:

* Requires very little blood
* Fast readings, 5 seconds
* BIG numbers on display
* Inexpensive test strips (when bought through Amazon), see Ascensia Contour Test Strips Box of 100
* Accurate (I have tested against my doctor's meter)

This unit does exactly what I need it to do and is fairly inexpensive (I even bought a second one to keep at work).

Highly recommended!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By RobertF on November 21, 2009
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I bought this because Bayer used 1 type of test strips for all their meters. Prior to this I used a FreeStyle Lite meter. I got tired of trying to find the "lite" test strips. Seems they have a different test strip for each model of their meters.
As for the bayer meter,
1. it's a little bigger but that's no big deal.
2. The test strips are a tighter fit to get into the meter.
3. The strips themselves work well. You can actually watch it suck the blood drop in very quickly.

The problems I found...
If the blood drop isn't big enough and the strip doesn't suck it all the way up the strip, it errors and waste the test strip.
It seems to be accurate but not precise. That is, when I compared testing against my FreeStyle, 80% of the time the readings pretty much agreed - within a few points. When it was off - it was off. For Example, I could reading 117 on the FreeStyle, but the Bayer might read 132. I could then re-run the test and it would then show 120. So, I would conclude that was the Bayer meter in error and not the FreeStyle.
It's quick on the read and the test strips draw up the blood drop better then the FreeStyle lite strips. I haven't decided if I will switch to it yet. The other reason I'm considering the Bayer meter is because they are going to introduce a new meter that plugs into a usb port and is Mac computer compatible and it will use the same strips.
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