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Home Diagnostics Sidekick Blood Glucose Testing System

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  • No coding required
  • Results in 5 seconds
  • 1 microliter sample size
  • Simple 2-step testing? just insert strip and test
  • Alternative site testing (forearm or fingertip)
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Home Diagnostics Sidekick Blood Glucose Testing System + Home Diagnostics TrueTrack Test Strips, 50 Count + Home Diagnostics TrueTrack Test Strips, 100 Count
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Product Description

The SidekickTesting System is there when you need it. In your backpack or briefcase, your sports bag or suitcase, or simply in your pocket. Its small size makes it convenient to take wherever you go. The SidekickTesting System is the ultimate in ease-of-use and convenience. There is no coding required. When you're out of test strips, or upon the expiration date, simply discard the unit. What's best, the all-in-one SidekickTesting System costs less than most meters and test strips sold separately. The SidekickTesting System is ideal as a primary system or as a convenient partner to any primary monitoring system.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000LJHZCQ
  • UPC: 021292001902
  • Item model number: D4H01-81
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,637 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

Sidekick is a very simple and easy device to use.
Debbie
I explained the problem in detail, he asked that I try to duplicate it again while on the phone, naturally , problems will never happen when you want them to.
L. Plasse
The name brands get twice as much money for the strips alone and you're stuck with a big glucometer.
T. Padgett

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By C. Hill HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on November 12, 2008
I have used the "Sidekick" several times as a back up and traveling meter in place of my Ascensia CONTOUR Monitoring System. It worked fine the first two times, but on the third unit (you buy the whole unit each time) it showed readings that seemed way too low for what I had eaten and how I was feeling. Retesting several times showed the same results so I ate a bunch of carbs to raise my blood sugar levels and headed home. Once home, my "Contour" meter reported my sugar levels to be VERY high so tested again with the "Sidekick", which again reported low blood sugar levels. Likely I just had a bad meter or bad test strips (these things happen), but it isn't worth the risk to me. I bought another "Contour" to keep at work and for traveling.

Not recommended!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Diego Zenizo Davalos on February 10, 2008
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Very compact, but not selfcontained, you still have to carry a lancet device and lancets with you. I wish for a computer interface (maybe infrared or bluetooth) to upload your log, but still a very useful product.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. Murtagh on June 4, 2009
I have lived with type 1 diabetes for 25 years, the last three of which I have ONLY used this meter. I have literally gone through dozens of these little beauties and I have never had a defective meter. In my experience this is the best meter on the market today. When you consider that a vial of 50 strips from any other manufacturer will cost about $50 and that doesn't include the meter. The Sidekick requires no coding, there is no clock to fiddle with, no batteries to replace and it gives you a result from a very small sample in a few seconds. All this for about $32. Plus it is small. Having to lug around a meter is a constant reminder that you are a diabetic. Having to lug around a meter that is the size of an iPod along with a vial of strips is an even bigger reminder. Five Stars all the way.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Padgett on October 13, 2009
I've used these for the past nine months or so. Wal-mart sells them for around [...] or less each, which includes 50 test strips. The name brands get twice as much money for the strips alone and you're stuck with a big glucometer. I wanted to test more often than my insurer would pay for, which is why I started using these.

The amount of blood required seems to be half what my One Touch wanted. The slightest prick usually draws enough blood. I haven't taken it to the doctor's to compare readings, but the results usually match how I feel and where I think I should be based on exercise and carb intake. If I skip lunch, the results from the Sidekick start to show I'm getting hypoglycemic just as I begin to feel it.

The Sidekick does not include a "lance", so I use the one that came with another glucometer. The Sidekick is very small, looks like a longer version of an old 35mm film cartridge. The lit flips up to give access to the strips, which are inside. It would be perfect if they could attach a lance.

The Sidekick "remembers" all 50 tests, so you don't have to write them down all at once. You push a button on the side of the lid and the readings show on top with the most recent one first.

You don't have to set it as you do for the One Touch. There's a tiny vial of test liquid and you use your first strip to verify the glucometer is working properly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. K. T. Coyle on July 1, 2010
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I bought this system for my Father-in-Law who recently moved in with us after being overseas for many years. We were unable to find it at Wal-mart after the first time or buy it online anywhere but Amazon. Amazon comes through again with a VERY reasonable price and free shipping. This system is very compact, the strips and meter are one in the same. He keeps a written log rather than anything digital and is just developing personal control over his diabetes. There is no way to download to a computer, but does fit in a small carrying case well with the lancet etc... This is a good system for someone who prefers the most basic meter, and it is very affordable for the non-insured.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Greatbuys4less on June 14, 2008
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I love the Sidekick! The testing strips are included in the holder and monitor is on top. Only thing you need is a lancet and you are ready. I have had no problems with it ready and you can test on arm, hand or fingers. So compact and east to carry wherever I go.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Honolulu Lulu on September 10, 2007
Compact and portable. Very easy to use and requires minimal blood sample.
Will definitely be purchasing again
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Likos on September 23, 2010
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This product stinks. I thought I would try to save money, but you get what you pay for. This meter averages over 40 points higher than the more accurate meters. Get a true test laser meter.
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