Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Meter Review - One Touch Verio IQ

As promised, here is the review of the One Touch Verio IQ that the girls' received through the type 1 diabetes camp check in process - just for the sake of clarity, no one at One Touch asked me to write anything up... this is just a fun thing to share.

As soon as you open the box, a tightly wrapped in cellophane package rolls out.  Is it me or this kind of thing exciting? 

Drum roll, please................

Ok, so it is rather anti-climatic.... The contents include the usual meter garb; one owner's booklet, an easy read guide, a warranty card, soft black case, power plug adapter, USB cable, tester solution and a few leaflets.  My favorite part of the package is the bonus 10 strips and the Delica lancing device with 10 lancets.  I love it when companies provide some strips and lancets to play with.  Who wants to wait around for a shipment from a durable medical goods supplier?

One downside to someone impatient like me, is that before you can play with the Verio IQ, you have to charge it first.  Since it was bedtime, I opted for an overnight charge, however, according to the package instructions, you could charge it for 4-5 hours.

This is my husband's blood sugar after having hummus and pita bread.  Not too bad.  The strips take the blood on the side and it seems like a microscopic amount, which is nice.  The only down side is that a poke is still a poke.  Can't wait for the day when we can ditch that part of type 1 diabetes care.
Look at the bling on the strips.... pure gold tone!

The other handy feature of this meter is that is supposed to relay alerts on blood sugar trends and offer suggestions.  I haven't used the meter on the girls but think it might be nice to actually have an alert, especially for oldest daughter who is really taking on more and more of her own day to day type 1 diabetes management.

The down side is that I need to clearly label the meters because having more than one child on a meter could be confusing and provide incorrect trend alerts.  Since there are no skins, this is definately something to aware of.

Hope you enjoyed a brief look at the Verio IQ.


Anonymous said...

This was a very useful review. I am waiting for this meter to show up in the mail.

As far as lancets go, I prefer the Accu-Chek Multiclix tool that takes the 6 lancet drums. I find that 9 times out of 10 I don't feel the prick at all. I also like that the drum keeps you from being in contact with the lancets and it can be disposed of in the regular trash. Something to think about.

Naturally Sweet Sisters said...

Fantastic and I agree that the Accu-Chek Multiclix tool is a great product. A lot of kids love that, especially for school where it can be difficult to safely dispose of a lancet. Thanks for pointing that out and helping other families:)