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Old 03-13-2013, 10:15   #1
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Does anyone use the Verio IQ meter? My new doctor has recommended that I get it so I can track my patterns better. I don't know if he is saying that because it is THAT beneficial or if it is because he is so techie-oriented (uses iPad for the office visit). I haven't located one yet so I can't determine the cost of the meter or the strips. I checked out the website, but that is obviously biased and there is no way to determine prices. So I am looking for anyone who uses it or tried it, or knows of someone who has. Thanks.

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I'm thinking he should have had a give-away meter in the office (provided by reps to doctors) to give you, along with a Rx for the strips. My first question would be, does your insurance co. pay for this brand? (you could call them).

How important is it for him to have a log of your tests? Is he wanting a computer printout - does this meter hook up to the computer and produce a spreadsheet?

I can see the benefit of this kind of interaction for T1s, but you're T2 - is it because you are on insulin?

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I've looked at it and the only thing it had that I liked over other meters was the backlight display was nice and the test strip port lit up, a handy feature for nighttime testing. Other than that I didn't see a reason to switch meters.

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Verio IQ is available for free from the one touch website , if you qualify. Not sure what it takes to qualify but I filled out the form and I qualified for a free one.

Just wanted to pass it along.

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I've been using one for a few months. I feel it's ok. The pattern recognition feature is garbage. The lighted strip port is great and it comes with USB port for charging the battery and hooking up to the computer. It will provide averages for you as well but I don't find that very useful.

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I've been using one for a few months. I feel it's ok. The pattern recognition feature is garbage. The lighted strip port is great and it comes with USB port for charging the battery and hooking up to the computer. It will provide averages for you as well but I don't find that very useful.
At last a reason to consider a change. I do find it very annoying with my AccuChek when I plug in a strip and get Error E9 (flat battery). And there's never a spare handy!

I agree with you - meter averages - worthless.

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I used a Verio IQ meter. I used to have a one touch mini. My doctor gave me the Verio meter free along with a prescription for test strips. I find that I like it a lot better than the one touch mini that I had. It has a light. Not only does the screen light up, but so does the test strip port, which comes in handy at night sometimes. I can check my averages which I don't do so much but I like being able to tag my numbers and look at my high/low patterns to see where I go wrong. You can download your results to the computer which gives my doctor a better look at my results. If you get one, I would recommend you get a newer one. LifeScan did recall these meters last month for anyone who wanted to exchange one. They were recalled because people who had extremely high blood sugars, the meter wouldn't put out a warning and would just shut off. So LifeScan exchanged with anyone who wanted one that worked correctly.

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Well, thanks for all the input. I did decide to wait on it. I think the doc likes the fact that it recognizes patterns--so he doesn't have to do it himself. He's a temp doc anyway. I did see the recall and that just reinforced my decision.

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