One Touch Ultra Blue = ERROR 2?


anybody else getting a lot more of ERROR 2 with the Ultra Blue? last batch of 500 had about 7 bad strips... which isn't a lot but it's a lot more than I am used ot seeing from my friends at One Touch.

sadly with the old, antiquated, "that's the way we USED to do things" one touch strips, my incidence of ERROR 2 was (use a Dean Vernon Wormer voice here:) zero point zero.


I have consistently had between 1 in 25 and 1 in 50 Er2 failures with the one touch. I have not noticed any worsening with the Blue. If you look at the vast majority of the Er2 failure test strips you will be able to actually see that the strip is bad. I consider it just bad quality control.


good, that means it’s just crappy manfacturing and not an increase in my bad luck. =)



Yes…many!! Thought it was just me. Very frustrating indeed.


I’d contact One Touch to tell them. Bet they’ll send you replacment strips. The joys of new & improved:)


Oddly enough, I have never had an error 2 message in the year I have been using One Touch.


This drives me nuts too!


Me three!! LOL


Me four.


I have never seen error #2 just error #5 once in a while because the strip does not take all the blood it needs…


I quit testing for a while (pre-diabetes slacking) and then like a bonehead, I put the blood side of the strip in the meter. So my Error 2 is probably due to blood on some electrical contacts… that are internal that I might find some way to clean while invalidating my warranty.


Well Here is the scoop on my strips/meter. At first I was sure the strips were bad…I tried 5 in a row. Then I went on as usual with no issue and the error eventually sprung up again. I have the one touch Verio Flex. 10 in a row just would not work. Error2 bang! Error2…Bang! and so on. Rather than throw them out this time I saved them. 2 days later all ten worked flawlessly. What’s that tell you? I’ll bet the meter has selective hissy fits.


I’ve been using the one-touch strips for at least 18 years. Sometimes I go through several hundred without one single error; then, sometimes, I get 3-5 strips in a bottle of 50 that show “error.” Since I’m lucky enough to get my strips with no co-pay, I just throw 'em out if they don’t work.