What they don't tell you is that this device requires a full micron of blood to test. This is the device Vanderbilt Hospital sent home with my Type 1 son and it was killing his fingers to get enough blood to test 5 times a day on this meter. The lancet is also very painful and has to be handled each time you use it. We switched to the Freestyle Lite, which only takes .3 micron, is much smaller, has a port light and seems to be more accurate to us. Yes 70% less blood required! For lancing we use the Accu-Check Multiclix, which is almost pain free and the lancets are in a drum cartridge, so you never touch a lancet, just pop in a new cartridge every 1-2 weeks. The Renew device is also really great, but hard to find in stock at Walmart.
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