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Blood glucose meters

ReliOn Confirm (Walmart)
 
Approximate retail price:
$15
Summary: Calculates glucose averages. Automatic coding. Requires less than 1┬ÁL of blood for a reading. Readings in the memory can be downloaded to a PC. Stores at least 360 readings. Has larger digits on the display than some of the meters. Has a larger screen than some of the meters. Takes a few seconds longer to produce a reading. Has a date and time stamp. Very Good for repeatability.
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User Reviews
User Reviews

 
5.0
Very Good Meter
9/7/2014
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Comment:
This meter works fine if you follow the directions on the proper way to test. I didn't to start with and my readings were all running higher every time I compared it to my accu-chek meter, usually by 25-30 points. When i read the directions again and started applying the blood to the test strip in the first 20 seconds, it compared exactly to the Accu-Chek meter. I test a lot and the Accu-chek test strips were using up all my available drug cost allotment for the year on my Medicare. These strips are just as accurate and are reasonably priced. I can afford these even though I check my blood 4-5 times per day. So if the cost of strips is breaking you like it was me, then change and you will be very happy as long as you do your test in 20 seconds or less.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
battery did not work upon opening packag
6/21/2014
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Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
The battery did not work out of the package and Walmart would not take it back. I know that it was the battery because I bought a package of 3 batteries at the 99 cent store. I replaced the battery and it immediately worked. <br />Walmart does not have a disclaimer on their glucose monitor shelf saying that they would not take back the monitors, even if not touched with blood. I say DO NOT buy from Walmart.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
4.0
My Experience
9/11/2013
Pros
Accuracy
Cost Of Strips
Cons
A little awkward to use
Best Uses
Comment:
My insurance provided me with another brand meter, which I use at home. However, because of the cost of the strips, I purchased a ReliOn Confirm to carry in my purse and use when out and about.<br />Two or three times I've done side-by-side tests of the two systems, and they've been either identical or within a point or two, so I'm confident they are both pretty accurate...which is most important, right? <br />The one thing I'd change about the ReliOn Confirm is the location of the strip inserter. I find it awkward to have the strip facing me when applying my blood sample, especially when in the car or other location when I have the tester in my lap. But when I turn the meter around to more easily apply my sample, then the readings on the screen are upside down. Not a big deal but it's why I give the meter 4 stars instead of 5.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The ReliOn Confirm (Walmart) is part of the Blood glucose meters test program at Consumer Reports. The ReliOn Confirm (Walmart) Blood glucose meters features and specs include Can download memory to PC, Memory of 360 readings or more, Multi-test strip cartridge, Sets strip code automatically, Meal markers, Can convert mg/dL to mmol/L, Date and time stamp, Greater than 5 second test time, Displays averages. In our lab tests, Blood glucose meters models like the ReliOn Confirm (Walmart) are reviewed on Overall score, Repeatability, Convenience, Annual strip cost-4 tests/day ($), Accuracy. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the ReliOn Confirm (Walmart) based on personal experience. The user reviews of the ReliOn Confirm (Walmart) include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the ReliOn Confirm (Walmart).
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