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Bayer's Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring System

4.4 out of 5 stars 365 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Plastic
  • Made in USA
  • 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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Product Description

Size: 1 Meter

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

Size: 1 Meter
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.1 x 2.8 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B000REKQ80
  • UPC: 301937151019 301939545014 301939615014
  • Item model number: 7151B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (365 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,665 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)

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By Lou on April 21, 2008
Size: 1 Meter
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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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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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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The system is easy to use and the results come fast.
However, after trying 3 different measures at 1 min intervals, the results were spread apart: 148, 110, 126. I called bayer customer support, and they confirmed the accuracy is only +/-20%. So a difference of 40 between measurements is to be expected.
I was expecting better especially with the "accuracy made easy" statement on the box.
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I have used the Bayer Contour system for several years, on the suggestion of my doctor. This is also the system used by a hospital I used to work for.

The problem is these units are never accurate. I test 3 to 5 times in a row, and get readings that are as much as 50 points different. You might as well not use the meter and just guess.

The meter is good for ballpark measurements, such as high medium or low, but is no good at all if you are told by your doctor to try and achieve a specific goal. The doctor was trying to get me from a 130 to a 120 reading, and the meter was showing results from 115 to 165, when I ran the test 5 times in a row.

Some times I would have a batch of test strips that failed to work at all 75% of the time, so I had to do 4 tests to get one measurement. When I was in the hospital for a minor surgery, the nurse had to throw 2 boxes of new test strips away before she found one that worked... Then she tested me multiple times to be sure the results were good...

I have switched to the TRUEResult system, and now when I do 3 tests in a row, they are within 4 points of each other! So I can feel confident that I got a real answer from the test. TRUEResult Blood Glucose Starter Kit

The Contour deserves zero stars... But that is not an option. Easy to use, but unreliable results.
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