While I was lured by the low cost of supplies... not so much saving $10 on the meter, I was surprised when both my wife and I tested at the same time, using the ReliOn and our FreeStyle freedom lite meter. The results were inconsistent. Long story short, my wife was concerned this AM when we both tested ourselves, and found higher readings on the ReliOn, about +20 for both of us. I took the "Test Solution" approach, and found that not only were our blood tests running about +20 on the ReliOn, but it was confirmed by the same results when I tested both units with "Test Solution." We don't have diabetis, but because my wife showed borderline, thought it would be good to monitor the effect her change in dietary habits had on her glucose level. I'm afraid my Dad continues to be right... "Son, if it appears to good to be true... it probably is... Ya' big dummy!" Well, OK, he probably didn't end it with that "re-naming ceremony"..... but you get the point. I'm going to try and return everything today. Usually, Walmart is pretty good about returns. But honestly, I wish the ReliOn experience had gone the other way. I should add that, regarding quality, the test strip insertion feels much "rougher" than with the Freestyle meter. I'm guessing it's the finishing of the injection molded case; not allowing the test strips to easily travel inward. When things go "South", I tend to look closer for other issues.
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