45 Responses

  1. Pearlsa
    Pearlsa December 9, 2011 at 9:49 am | | Reply

    Hi Amy,

    My pharmacy has a deal. The meter is free with purchase of a box of 100 strips.

    This meter has become “my test in low light meter”. It is nice to test in bed without turning on the lights.

    I love it!

    1. Dave Tucker
      Dave Tucker December 29, 2011 at 8:24 am | | Reply

      who is your pharmacy I think i should be switching as mine wants to charge me. I do 6 tests or more a day do they not make money off the test strips

      1. Pearlsa
        Pearlsa January 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm | | Reply

        Hi Dave,

        I use London Drugs.

      2. Shane Reaume
        Shane Reaume May 10, 2012 at 5:54 pm | | Reply

        6 Tests a day? It is hard to get Medicare and other insurance co’s to cover even one test a day. They are really cracking down on allowing diabetics to test properly. This is not your provider, but the government systems charging. And test strips are expensive, companies like FreeStyle and other major manufacturers are charging the sellers an arm and a leg for their products.

        1. Heather
          Heather June 1, 2012 at 8:30 am |

          This is how meter companies make their money. Just like printers – the hardware is cheap or free, but the supplies will suck your wallet dry. They key is to find a reliable meter (free or not) but base the purchase on the cost of the strips.

          There is the True Test meter, which is not too expensive and many carriers will provide at no cost… and the strips are somewhat reasonable.

          But to each his own — no government program will cover J&J or Lifescan strips because they charge 3x as much as other brands.

          Discuss with pharmacist or do web search for strips costs. I am uninsured and unemployed — so this has been a major obsticle for me and my treatment.

        2. Karla
          Karla August 2, 2012 at 4:27 am |

          Not sure if u are all looking for the Verio IQ but I bought mine brand new on EBay for $24.99…there are a lot of companies that give free testing supplies & meters or they charge a $5 or $10 copay…they ship your lancets & strips every month. Best one is Surepoint, they charge $5. I haven’t found anyone yet that has the strips for the Verio but as soon as I do, I will post it. Blessings!

  2. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter December 9, 2011 at 11:23 am | | Reply

    I want one! Even better would be one that combined all the great features: connected to my pump, light for in the dark, tests ketones and interprets data.

  3. Dianne Tubbs
    Dianne Tubbs December 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm | | Reply

    Oh wow. I am going to go read about this meter. Need one of these! Thanks for the info!

  4. Leighann of D-Mom Blog
    Leighann of D-Mom Blog December 10, 2011 at 5:19 am | | Reply

    Does vitamin C interfere with all meters? How? (Higher or lower reading?)

    With breakfast my kids take a multi-vitamin, a vitamin C, and Omega-3. We count the carbs (9 carbs for the combo Q takes–kids vitamins are gummies), but could it be skewing her BG tests?


  5. Leighann of D-Mom Blog
    Leighann of D-Mom Blog December 10, 2011 at 5:22 am | | Reply

    Im a fan of test strips that take up the blood on the side. We have a lot of errors with strips that take up the blood on the end because most don’t like it if your finger gets touched. My 7yo is a moving target!

    I haven’t used these strips, but we like the FreeStyle strips.

  6. Rob
    Rob December 10, 2011 at 11:37 am | | Reply

    As a self employed person, I don’t have health insurance and I’m not covered by a Canadian government health plan.

    What I need is a free meter that works and LOW COST (not close to expiry like some of the cons on E-bay) for my father who has to test himself 4 or 5 times a day. Thats all we need. We don’t need backlit, gimmicky meters who try to tell us our life history and who sell their strips at $85 for 100 strips. A toy who’s batteries soon run out becomes useless. Make it more affordable to do tests and that will lead to improved health management for diabetics.

    1. Jeff
      Jeff June 26, 2012 at 10:51 am | | Reply

      I am just interested if you have tried one of the mail order pharmacies. They send a free meter, always there meter, and then the test strips have to come from them and they send like 6 months or so at one time, no shipping for you. Just so you know you need a meter, test strips, control solution (for each new bottle of test strips), lancets, and a sharps container,or some hard plastic bottle for you to put each lancet in. (Lancets are to be used only one time.) So this may be very remedial to you but I do not know how much of this you know. I just want you to be aware that there are other supplies that are needed. Have anymore questions email me at

  7. Alex Ciccone
    Alex Ciccone December 10, 2011 at 12:30 pm | | Reply

    I don’t have one yet, but it’s top on my list when I get back home. In the end, meters are free in Canada, and the strips ARE the same price as ultra strips so why would I not try it out?

  8. Shane Reaume
    Shane Reaume December 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the post, I will have to add this meter to our comparison website.

  9. Mike Hillier
    Mike Hillier January 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm | | Reply

    One thing I have noticed since I got this meter, is that my readings are always high-er. I have been testing with 3 other meters (onetouch mini, ultrasmart, and the Bayer usb) and every single time they all come in about 1 full mmol/L lower tha nthe verioIQ…my question, is it that the IQ is that much more acurate? OR is it a problem?

    1. Glen Sampson
      Glen Sampson February 10, 2014 at 11:05 am | | Reply

      We ran into this problem as well but in a serious situation in which my wife was showing serious symptoms of an insulin reaction. The meter was reading at 4. The EMT paramedic’s meter read at 2. Her symptoms were more consistent with the 2.

  10. John q
    John q January 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm | | Reply

    In general, you cant really compare meter to meter accuracy… Meters are allowed a 15% +/- , which at high levels can be a big difference.. The first three meters could all be on the low side and the new meter on the high side… The issue is that the difference isn’t so big that it leads to a change or medical decision that would have negative effects ( ie to much insulin)…. With that said if the other three meters are all in the same range, and the new meter is high, i would look at why it is high. It most likely isn’t more accurate, rather less accurate, or more likely interfering with something that is causing a high bias.

  11. Jodie
    Jodie February 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm | | Reply

    I just spotted this meter and it’s strips in Cincinnati, OH. FDA approved now?

  12. Mr.Onetouch
    Mr.Onetouch February 17, 2012 at 9:25 am | | Reply

    Thank you. For the best information. I will have to add this meter to our comparison website.

  13. Lauren
    Lauren February 27, 2012 at 9:39 am | | Reply

    Can you download your blood sugars to your computer?

  14. cory
    cory April 3, 2012 at 6:36 am | | Reply

    this is a pretty sweet meter i just got mine today and its great

  15. tate
    tate May 9, 2012 at 11:54 pm | | Reply

    I don’t have insurance so I get my strips from a Idaho company called They sell me Ultras for $35 a box with free shipping – I just changed to another meter called Easy Touch and the strips are even cheaper – $16 a box and they work great. Free Meter and Strips for $16 a box.

  16. Lee Caballero
    Lee Caballero May 10, 2012 at 9:26 am | | Reply

    Hello my name is Lee Caballero heard of the Meter and I have no insurances and he meter cost $ 69.99 and the strips cost for a 100 in container $149.99 and the Lancet’s a cost of $ 12.99. I wonder if anyone out there knows as to where one can get them at a lower rate. Please contact me at Thank YOU

  17. Donna Hedger
    Donna Hedger June 25, 2012 at 6:18 am | | Reply

    is there a program to get the Verio IQ free…im on a fixed income but really like all the IQ has to offer…Please get back to me…thanks

    1. Shane Reaume
      Shane Reaume June 25, 2012 at 7:54 am | | Reply

      I believe North Coast Medical Supplies offers free meters if you look them up.

  18. Lev
    Lev June 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm | | Reply

    I got a phone call from OneTouch a few weeks ago (being a registered user of UltraSmart) offering me this meter at no charge. I’ve tried it once, seems to be OK but it does not keep track of my injections. It’s very strange cause they promote it as one for insulin users.

  19. Donna Hedger
    Donna Hedger July 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm | | Reply

    is there a way to get the one touch verio iq free

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  21. lisalu
    lisalu July 16, 2012 at 11:29 am | | Reply

    if anyone is interested there is a coupon for the new OneTouch VerioLQ Meter in Diabetes Forecast

  22. barbz
    barbz July 29, 2012 at 1:20 am | | Reply

    Was surprised to get a free Vario IQ kit with all accesories today in the mail. I had filled in an online request for a coupon, whici I received. I had not acted on it because I could not find cost info for meter or strips. I’m happy to get the whole kit. I have paid over $1 a strip without insurance for other strips so these don’t seem unreasonable in US.

  23. Sherry McDaniel
    Sherry McDaniel August 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm | | Reply

    Where do I get supplies for my new meter. I have always gotten supplies sent to me. I am on medicare with Anthem Senior advantage plan.

  24. Kay
    Kay September 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm | | Reply

    The Verio IQ misses the mark on usability for the sight impaired diabetic.
    1) The contrast on the strips is too light. For a sight impaired diabetic the difference between yellow and white is insufficient.

    2) Taking the test from the ‘side’ of the stip, again this is difficult for the sight impaired diabetic.

    3) Why in the world would you go to smaller read out numbers? Larger numbers with bolder contrast.

    4) Finding the slot for a yellow strip in a white meter is very difficult. The light is nice but doesn’t overcome the need for contrast.

    5) The notifications of highs and lows is a plus.

    I’ll be returning my Verio IQ.

  25. Carrie
    Carrie October 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm | | Reply

    I just started using this meter. I LOVE the light, two LED’s *but* you cannot turn it on BEFORE you put the darn strip in. That’s when I really need it. And I seem to always take a looong time to get a good drop of blood, and when I finally do, it is reduced and I can’t see the darn strip!!! Why even have the light then? It does light up bright again *after* you apply blood… what good is that? I really wanted to use this meter at nighttime, without turning on a bright light or trying to use a flashlight. I’m bummed. I really wish there was an On/off toggle switch for the light. Oh yes, and a customer loyalty program. Not yet. “Too new” they said. Um… you guys have been around forever. And hurry up and mesh it with my Animas pump!!! I’m so bummed. At least with my OLD Freestyle Flash (not the new LITE style) I can light up the little window and see enough to get the strip in, in complete darkness. I really wish they’d come out with a super awesome meter, that had more than 4 buttons. Sheesh.

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  27. dorn reighard
    dorn reighard November 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm | | Reply

    I have the verio iq and thank its a nise meter but can you cheep strips. or will any one touch work this is all new to me. i found out 3 weeks sugar levels was 320.

  28. Amelia Jordan
    Amelia Jordan November 28, 2012 at 1:20 pm | | Reply

    I recently got this meter and have found it highly inaccurate. Here are my numbers side by side comparing my old Contour and the Verio. At the top are the averages. Contour on the left, Verio on the right. The scary things are the lows. Contour said 58, Verio said 77. Not cool. Showing my DE and a full months recordings at our next session.

    133.2777778 155.0882353
    138 166
    146 153
    153 163
    127 146
    90 103
    122 156
    115 136
    152 225
    134 160
    205 262
    237 251
    134 136
    138 146
    132 143
    175 189
    72 94
    107 133
    119 139
    118 137
    154 194
    152 178
    119 134
    121 139
    123 137
    137 179
    178 212
    122 153
    102 120
    144 156
    165 191
    58 77
    101 130
    83 96
    121 139

  29. Joyce
    Joyce November 30, 2012 at 10:20 am | | Reply

    I found this meter is also highly inaccurate. Far more than 20% difference compare to my other Accu-chek aviva.
    Accu-chek aviva one touch verio iq
    18mmol/L (320) 15 mmol/L (270) 15% lower
    19mmol/L (342) 13.5mmol/L (243) 29% lower
    9.4mmil/L (170) 2.1mmol/L (39) 87% lower
    This is really scary and also very often I got error messages on this one touch verio iq meter and wasted a lot of strips that cause me a lot of money. Once I even need to do go through 4 times error before I could get a blood test. 5 strips cause me $5 for a test plus I use my other meter too.

    1. Eric
      Eric March 18, 2013 at 11:32 am | | Reply

      I also found my Verio IQ meter highly inaccurate, it shows 11.3mmol/L, my other 2 meters (both Ultra 2) show 8.9 and 9.0. IQ meters are not safe to use!

  30. Eric
    Eric March 18, 2013 at 11:30 am | | Reply

    I also found my Verio IQ meter highly inaccurate, it shows 11.3mmol/L, my other 2 meters (both Ultra 2) show 8.9 and 9.0. IQ meters are not safe to use!

  31. Henry
    Henry April 3, 2013 at 9:16 am | | Reply

    Hey I called the company and they ship out the meters to diabetics for free. I have three coming in the mail

    1. Joyce
      Joyce April 3, 2013 at 9:55 am | | Reply

      If this meter is free and not accurate, it is waste of money to buy the test strips. I also noticed that once you open the bottle of strips, if you don’t use them up within a short time, the strips will show error messages even before the expiry date. I called the customer service and they just ignore customer rights and make excuses to avoid responsibility

  32. Ritano
    Ritano September 4, 2013 at 10:59 am | | Reply

    Just finally got my new verio iq meter this past week after months of waiting for a replacement from the recall. I’ve used 4 strips for 2 readings – 2 of them got errors with larger than usual blood drop than my Freestyle Lite. Only get 25 strips in a bottle. Very inconvenient to constantly have to swap in a new bottle. More often since the strips get errors. Consistently 40-50 points higher than my freestyle lite. Guess this is why my insurance co. forced me to switch. One touch verio iq got dumped into the system cheap because of issues.

  33. Glen Sampson
    Glen Sampson February 10, 2014 at 11:09 am | | Reply

    I will have to agree with the comments on the inaccuracy of this meter. I have stopped using it because of the fear that it reading high.

  34. Matt Simons
    Matt Simons October 4, 2014 at 8:35 am | | Reply

    I’ve also found potential issues with the accuracy. The Verio IQ reads 33-35% higher than my one touch ping. This is really scary. I’ve got a fasting glucose test coming up soon so I’ll check the meter against that soon.

    Further they have removed lots of features from the Ultra meters that were very helpful in setting my pump. Graphing! Graphing by time of day! Averages by time of day! Seems like LOW IQ to me!

    Maybe its the Engineer in me that wants better data display not less. Plus give my the 24hr clock back no am/pm confusion that way. The light is nice and the meter is easier to read than my one touch ping. However it makes it easier to read numbers I don’t trust.

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