I've been using the Bayer Contour Next meter for about six weeks now, so I've discovered all my likes and dislikes about it.
I was a little intimidated by it at first; however, it was really easy to set-up the meter and begin using it.
|The initial set-up and charging|
- The lit test strip area. I can now test at night without turning on any lights and waking Mr. Harer or the mutts.
- It links with my pump and I have the option whether or not to send the result. I can now decide if I want to use the data to calibrate my CGM or not.
- The reminder function (this is my favorite feature, I use it daily!)
- The blood requirement (sample size officially) is smaller than any other meter I've ever used.
- I can add more blood after the fact without wasting a strip.
- I don't have to worry about carrying extra batteries or buying strange size watch batteries because it is rechargeable.
- It is tiny, slightly longer than a pack of gum.
- The case sucks! Big time! It broke the first time I tried to zip it closed. I use an elastic headband to hold it closed.
- The lancet device is noisy and does not have a low enough setting for my fingers. It hurts and the noise makes me cringe. I am afraid of this lancet device and will be using my One Touch Delica lancet device as soon as I can get lancets for it.
- I am too lazy to accurately mark the test results as "Before Meal", or "After Meal". All my test results are "No Mark".
Overall I like the meter very much and the few cons are easily fixed.
That covers all my thoughts on the Bayer Contour Next meter. Thanks for reading.
|My first test with the Bayer Contour meter.|
|The pink elastic headband used to keep the broken case closed.|
|I just like the curled up elastic in this picture :)|