Glucometer Elite Reviews

Glucometer Elite

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  • Bring on the vampire!

    Aug 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use
    Cons: None

    Summary: Here comes the Bayer vampire! Look out mom is coming at cha! My kids just laugh. They cannot wait to "stick" their dad. We found out about 5 years ago that my husband had diabetes quite by accident. He has to take a physical every two years as part ... read more

  • A little dab'l do ya!

    Oct 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small. good for travel. No buttons to push
    Cons: small storage capacity

    Summary: I use the Glucometer Elite ("GE") as a travel glucose meter. It's small and doesn't take up much space, which is good. There are several other things I like about the meter. ~ There is very little waiting time (30 seconds) once the sample ... read more

  • OOH, There it is......

    Oct 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple, no buttons, fast, perfect for kid's and parents
    Cons: foil wrapper on test strips is difficult for children under 10 and to remove.

    Summary: When searching for the right blood glucose monitor there are some questions you need to ask yourself. 1.How much will this machine cost compared to others? 2.Is saving money as important as accuracy? 3.Will I have to punch in a ... read more

  • Sugar, Meet the Elite!

    May 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, compact, clear instructions
    Cons: Can't think of any, only monitor we have used

    Summary: Bayer's Elite Glucose monitor was purchased 2 weeks ago for my wife. She is pregnant with our third child, and developed a borderline case of gestational diabetes. We needed an easy, reliable device to accurately monitor her blood sugar levels. The ... read more

  • Very Good Glucometer

    Dec 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use - no pain
    Cons: none

    Summary: During my last pregnancy I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 9 weeks pregnant. Because it was so early in my pregnancy, my doctor had me to purchase a glucometer and test stripes. EASE OF USE The Elite Glucometer is the first ... read more

  • Just a tiny stick, it won't hurt at all

    Dec 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use and dependable
    Cons: expensive initial purchase and replacement test strips

    Summary: I was provided my glucometer elite by my doctor's diabetic educator. I was given the instructions on how to use it and sent home to monitor my blood sugar levels. The instructions were very simple and easy to follow. The kit included a lancet ... read more

  • Bayer Brings Ease to Glucose Testing-Glucometer Elite

    Dec 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small,very simple, durable, widely available supplies
    Cons: little test storage, display size and brightness

    Summary: Fortunately, I don't have diabetes,although it is far too common in my family. I do, however, make frequent use of glucose testing meters in my work. After 20+ years as a health care worker, I now teach medical assisting students in a technical ... read more

  • Diabetes for Dummies! ;)

    Nov 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to clean, easy to calibrate and test, large display
    Cons: none found yet, after 1+ years of daily use

    Summary: When we found out that my husband had diabetes, the Glucometer Elite was the one our doctor recommended us to buy, and we are so pleased with it! This glucometer is so easy to use, I call it 'diabetes for dummies', which was a real boon ... read more

  • Good things come in small packages.

    Oct 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, fast, relatively painless
    Cons: Price for test strips

    Summary: I have recently been introduced to the Glucometer Elite. The medical center in which I work full time just received 2 new glucometers--the glucometer elite. So far, I have NO problems with the product. It's small, fast, relatively painless, and easy to ... read more

  • My first "blood-checker", The Bayer Glucometer Elite...

    Sep 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, cost efficient, handy pouch.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: When I was a teenager, I was frequently faint. I'd have weird episodes of dizziness and shortness of breath. I remember as a senior in highschool that I took to carrying cheese with me everyday, putting little snacks in my locker and in my purse ... read more

  • For Ease and Confidence....this is the machine I choose!!!!

    Jul 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: ease of use, accuracy, portable and lightweight
    Cons: none that I've found!!!

    Summary: As a veteran nurse for over 15 years , I have seen and used many glucometers. The hospitals are always switching machines according to which company is offering the best deal, so I was more than skeptical at the company reps raving revue of this ... read more

  • If one must stab themself, this isn't too bad

    Jul 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Less blood, easy to use, no clean-up
    Cons: test strips are a little more expensive

    Summary: I have had my glucometer for four years so it is not the newest model. I did have two meters before this one and the glucometer was definately a big step up. Even with my relatively old moniter it is very accurate, and takes much less blood than did ... read more

  • It Has Been A Real Friend for Two Years!

    Jul 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Accurate, required little blood, compact
    Cons: None

    Summary: Part of having diabetes, is the "fun" of checking your blood sugar! About two years ago, the diabetes team that I first saw, gave me this particular glucometer. It looked fine to me, but having never had one before, there really wasn't much to ... read more

  • Not Very Elite

    Jul 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: average monitor
    Cons: not very accurate and consistent

    Summary: I had purchased this monitor to be a backup monitor to the one that I use for my daughter's blood sugar checks. We used it for about a month to get use to using it and to see how accurate it was too the other monitor not to mention to how my daughter ... read more

  • Great For Tiny Fingers!

    Jul 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Only a small amount of blood is needed
    Cons: I'm not sure how accurate the machine is.

    Summary: We use the Glucometer Elite for my 2 year old son. Leland has many hormone deficiencies, and has been having some strange "episodes," for the past few months. From Leland's symptoms we believe that he may be having hypoglycemic seizures. To ... read more

  • My Personal Choice

    Jun 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: compact, quick accurate results
    Cons: no memory for recording stats

    Summary: I can tell you from over thirty years of experience from the onset of my Type l (Juvenile) diabetes, the procedure for testing ones glucose levels has come a long, long way. Thirty years ago I was carting around a test tube, eyedropper and specimen cup ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Great glucometer -- fast and only requires small sample

    Jul 16, 2005 by
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    Pros: Fast, fast, fast!
    Cons: Screen is sometimes hard to read, small screen

    Summary: First, the pros: This glucometer requires a surprisingly little amount of blood to work. You don't have to press buttons to get the machine to work -- just put in the test strip and go. If you've used several other models, you'll be impressed by how ... read more

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