If you are already monitoring your blood sugar, this device is cool, but don't plan on using your current supplies. You have to buy specialized test strips from IBG, and they aren't cheap. Good luck trying to get a prescription from a major health care provider...because iBG is NOT included on their formulary. Out of pocket cost for test strips would be $65 per 50 strips. Thanks, but no thanks. returning.
Accuracy of glucose reading are vitally important. I, and others, will base our insulin injections off the meter's result/reading. If the reading is telling you your blood sugar is higher than your actual glucose levels and you end up taking too much insulin based upon an inaccurate high reading, this will lead to low blood sugar or hypoglycemia. A very dangerous condition ! With this meter I have had this happen many, many times. I can take two readings, back to back, and have them vary by up to 50 points ! Generally, even when I am feeling low, this metter will read higher than I am. Adding futher to my aggravation is that I often get "Error" messages when testing - there goes another expensive and wasted test strip ! If you don't get the correct amount of blood up the test channel of the strip, well, there goes another test strip as well. If your hands are not completely dry (and I mean bone dry), you run the potential for another error message with the strip. The results you get in terms of the app software are basic at best - and they mean very little if they are inaccurate. Finally, the batteyr life of the meter is garbage. Don't ever inadvertently leave a test strip in the meter after a test. This will speed up the draining of the battery. And don't think by plugging in the meter to the electrical charger that you'll be back up and immediately be able to test - expect to wait hours for the thing to re-charge !! I AM GOING BACK TO MY OLD METER THAT HAD NONE OF THESE ISSUES !