First, let me say, thank you, Walmart for making this meter affordable for my family. It was between $40 to $50 less than other stores I checked.
The meter is easy to use and uses the same strips as the Bayer Contour meter, which we were using before. It has a strip light feature for nighttime use, but I take a little too long to get my sleeping child prepared and the light turns off. The screen is backlit and full color, easy to read. The design is sleek. The case is a bit too small to carry any extras, like needles, but all the meter necessities fit in nicely.
On the computer end of it, it took me a few times to get used to the way it downloads data, but the reports are useful. One complaint would be that if you test for breakfast after 8 a.m., it goes into the lunch category and I don't see any way to change that setting. The meter settings can be done on the meter itself or on the computer...like blood glucose range. There is a PDF option so you can email your reports to your medical team directly.
Overall, this is the best meter I have seen available so far and I hope Bayer continues to improve upon the basic meter to make it a more useful tool to the diabetic person. As a side, our diabetic family member is a child under 7 and I would recommend this meter to other parents of diabetic children out there because of the ease of use and the wicking feature of the strips and the small amount of blood sample needed.
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