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Fast, accurate testing 5 second results
Fingertip or alternate site testing*
Less blood=Less pain (0.6µL Sample size)
450 event memory Download equipment available+
No coding required**
For use with ReliOn? Ultima Blood Glucose Test Strips Only
**No coding required when used with ReliOn? Ultima blood glucose test strips
*If you are testing for hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), or if you suffer from hypoglycemia unawareness, we recommend that you test on your fingers.
+ Contact customer service for information on download equipment available
- Fast results in 5 seconds
- For in vitro diagnostic use
ReliOn? Test Strips are covered by some insurance plans and Medicare Part B.
Conditions and restrictions may apply. Check your plan for details.
This product(s) and/or its manufacture and/or its use either alone or in combination with other product(s) are protected by one or more of the following patents: US6,129,823; US6,377,894; US6,591,125; US6,600,997; US6,607,658; US6,736,957; US6,764,581; US6, 773,671; US6,939,450; US7,058,437; US7,504,019; US7,740,581; US7, 905,999; US7,922,883; US7,998,337; US8,211,280; US8,221,612; US8,241,485; US8,241,486; US8,414,485; US8,414,760; and US8,532,731. Additional patents may be issued and/or pending.
Health Concern: Diabetes / Bood Sugar Maintenance
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5.00 x 2.12 x 6.00 Inches
Meter worked well for me
Just read the "don't buy" review and don't know what to say. I purchased one of these meters from Walmart July 2007 and still have my daily log of readings, foods, and exercise over the July 27 through December 27 period and they were very consistent and without surprises, no strange jumps up or down. I heard the meters could give inaccurate results and so I bought a second and tried it out. The readings were consistent with the first meter and also consistent with literature I'd read concerning blood glucose levels and behavior. I know that if I don't get a good blood drop, then the reading can go awry requiring a retry. Regarding multiple samples from a single blood drop, not sure my blood drops are big enough to do that -- if I mess up a reading I normally need a fresh drop. If the blood drop is undersize or the strip isn't positioned properly to draw the blood, the reading can be expected to be bad. In my experience, it does take a little time to get the hang of it.
So good I bought a second one!
I purchased an Ultima meter a couple of years ago when I was first diagnosed. Since there were so many choices, I checked the reviews of all of them looking at cost, accuracy and ease of use. I chose the Ultima as it seemed to have good reviews and the cost of strips was less expensive than the rest. Due to it being less expensive, I wanted to check mine with the (expensive name brand) my doctor's office uses to see how accurate it was. During the next 2 visits, it was only 4 points off the first time and 3 points off the second. I am borderline, with glucose readings between 95 and 128, and my doctor told me he was impressed with my Ultima meter. A couple of months ago, I wanted to buy a spare for my suitcase when I travel and purchased the Relion Prime. When I got it, I checked it against the Ultima and it was more than 10 points higher. Checked it a few more times and the Prime was always 10+ points higher than the Ultima. Also checked it with my doctor's office and got the same high results. I was disappointed so I purchased another Ultima last month and the results were the same as my old one within a couple of points, as well as the (name brand# in the doctor's office. I'm sold on this machine and will NEVER buy a more expensive one. I also appreciate the fact that the strips are much less expensive than the big name brands and they are individually sealed, not just thrown together into a plastic bottle. If you open the Ultima strips the right way, you never have to touch the strip and can even slip them back into their cover without touching it when you're done. These strips also draw the blood into them quicker than the Prime and my doctor's office #name brand). That and the fact that the machine only takes 5 seconds to get your result, you can be done quicker and get on with your day. I will be donating the Prime to the local Diabetes Association and keeping the Ultima. I just hope Abbott never discontinues the Ultima as it is the one I will always count on!
I've had my Ultima meter for about 3 weeks. I bought it because the strips for my Verio meter were so pricey. Consumer Reports gave the Ultima good rankings. I've been very pleased with the Ultima. The readings are within just a few points of my doctor's office's meter when testing side by side results from the same blood. There is another meter made by Reli On called Prime. Our local hospital's diabetes education center says that is the type they give free to all patients and they told me it is very accurate also. I believe the meter and strips cost even less than the Ultima. The hospital also told me that the higher your blood sugar gets, the more difficult it is for meters (any of them) to give an accurate reading. With my glucose level hovering between 100 and 150, the Ultima gives me very accurate readings each testing.
Relion Ultima is a good meter
This meter and its inexpensive test strips are a great bargain, especially if you don't have insurance and maybe even if you do. Should a meter give questionable results, contact Abbott Laboratories for a replacement. The meters and test strips must meet FDA specs or be replaced. Chances are, your device is fine. The nursing student who gave a review should have known that a second test with the same blood would be inaccurate. A better test would have been a new puncture and a new test strip.
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