OneTouch VerioIQ Blood Glucose Monitoring System 1 Each
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Again, this could be a dud because an error rate of over 20% is illegal. The meter might also read the results differently because of something in my blood. In any case, the monthly average with the Contour is 134.4 and with the Verio it is 192.5. Take your pick.
Rating: 3 of 5 (average)
First, the important information: see the recall alert, listed under "CONS" below. As for my review: this seems to be a decent, reasonably accurate unit. Read on, for the pros and cons.
* Display: The chief attraction of this unit is a brightly lit, easy to read, colorful display ... much better than other models with hard to read LCD displays. The unit also features pattern alert notices, whereby if the machine detects a significant change in your glucose patterns lasting several days (i.e., a high or low trend), it will alert you.
* Accuracy: I've found the unit to be reasonably accurate. Some people have raised flags on this point, but I've found that using test strips that are either expired or have been stored improperly can be the cause. The kit comes with a small bottle of test solution (something most people ignore or throw away), which if read out of range is cause for replacing your test strips with a fresher batch.
* RECALL (-1/2 star): Units manufactured from December 14, 2011 through March 7, 2013 are subject to a recall. To receive a free replacement, call LifeScan Customer Service at 1-800-717-0276 to verify your OneTouch Verio IQ Meter Serial Number. The reason for the recall is the unit shuts off at extreme glucose levels instead of displaying the intended "EXTREME HIGH GLUCOSE above 600 mg/dL" warning. Hmmm, that's not very helpful in a life threatening situation where permanent eye and kidney damage are starting to occur.
* BATTERY (-1/2 star): This unit has a sealed internal battery that isn't replaceable, and is also rather weak.Read more ›
And if you read the 40% 1-star reviews, you'll find a recurring theme: dangerously high readings compared with other glucometers. So gee, it ain't just me. I have to say that reading all the reviews, the 1-star seem to lean toward the analytical, while the 5-star seem overjoyed at the fact that it lights up and looks cool.
And I had to chuckle when reading the "Verio IQ User Manual" - on page 28 it cautions you not to check its results against your other meter. (see image) Why the HELL wouldn't a sane person check it against their other meter? It's a life and death piece of equipment, yet you're supposed to use it without a calibrating venipuncture. So I'll offer the opposite advice: ABSOLUTELY check it against your existing meter, particularly if - as I have - you have checked your previous meter against lab studies.
And say, here's a beef with amazon - check out the 4.2 rating on this as of 12/28/15. Do you notice anything? My math-savvy eye notes that the percentages they show do NOT add up to anything LIKE 4.2, so what's up with that? Feel free to do the math yourself. Doing it in my head, I get no better than a 2.5 star average.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gives very high readings! One morning I read 206, then went to my OT Ultra and got a 111, and my Contour gave me a 114. I'll stick with those, thanks! Read morePublished 16 days ago by H. Montgomery
Very reliable. Keeps me knowing where I am at until I learn all of this diabetes stuff. :-)Published 26 days ago by rmkjbg6
I tested myself thought I had to inject some insulin. But my actual levels were normal. This device is total garbage.Published 29 days ago by John
This is a really great meter. The only thing I don't like about it, is that the light does not stay on for very long. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Happy Arizonian
This meter was compared with the Dr's Office system and was way off the mark. It always read too high. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ken Parks
I thought this one was the meter that synced with the computer by bluetooth, but it isn't. If you want that, get the FLEX meter. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Satisfied Grandma
The OneTouch Ultra Mini Glucose Monitor is very inaccurate---- provides all over the map glucose readings. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris