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  1. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell March 2, 2012 at 8:26 am | | Reply

    Thanks for the great review Allison. It seems that Telcare hasn’t really thought about the user experience all that much. Though it’s good to have another MANLY black meter (NOT). Rechargeable batteries are a big plus.

    Can you download readings to a PC/Mac?

  2. Scott E
    Scott E March 2, 2012 at 8:59 am | | Reply

    Thanks for the review, Allison. Like you, I use the One Touch UltraLink which sends the results to my pump. Using Carelink Pro (my endo has it, I don’t), I see my meter BGs plotted on the same chart as my CGM BG curve as well as my boluses (which can indicate if the meter result is before or after a meal). So, personally, I see no compelling reason to switch. (The per-strip price is nice, though!)

    The OneTouch, though, also has the strip port at the top, so I’m not quite sure what the concern is with that. I just turn it upside-down!

  3. Bennet
    Bennet March 2, 2012 at 10:04 am | | Reply

    Thanks for the review. Size matters to us and has since the kids were small.

    Then it was does it fit in little hands now it is how easy is it to stuff into a pocket and go.

  4. Derek Barkhuizen
    Derek Barkhuizen March 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm | | Reply

    The new technology is great for younger, more tech savvy people with diabetes. Most of my patients are older and want simplicity ,accuracy and reliability

  5. Joanne
    Joanne March 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm | | Reply

    Great review! I’ve been interested to see what others have thought of the meter… thanks for the linky love!

  6. Rebecca Dubowy
    Rebecca Dubowy March 4, 2012 at 8:31 am | | Reply

    I and my colleagues have extensive experience with this device and think you did a great, comprehensive job reviewing this technology. You’re right on the money! (We use the device in our disease management programs and use the data real- time to provide interventions. We just have the data directed into our system, as well as the MyTelcare website, because we do some more sophisticated analyses for use by our nurses.)

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