One Touch Verio meters

If I turn on the Next One, the light is one for one second (maybe that’s why the named it the “One”) :slight_smile:
I used to use a meter that did illuminate the strip.

Double click to turn on the strip illumination light.

I think you just eliminate one of the choices, thanks for the info/opinion.

In my opinion it’s by far he worst meter I’ve ever used. OneTouch is the only brand my insurance covers, and I despise them so much I buy my own cheap generics with cash. They seem to work ok for some people but I think I could literally guess my bg better than it works for me.

On the plus side, they are fast and use small samples. Just trying to not be 100% negative.

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My verio IQ is much different than described by Robyn.

I have a soft case, the meter easily slides in and out, and charging with USB is very easy. Verio strips only need small amount of blood, but it is applied to the side of the strip, which may be awkward for some used to applying at the end.

The 2nd verio I have (not IQ, black, uses AAA batteries), has a hard case, as Robyn described.

Well, I am confused, wonder if I can see and inspect some of these meters at CVS.

@Suszan
BTW - What was the reason you are only looking at the One Touch Verio line of meters?
Is it that your insurance will only provide coverage for the One Touch Verio test strip ?

My one touch verio flex measures 3.25”x 2” by .5” thick. It’s fairly large. The case that comes with it is way too big, I found a smaller older meter care that actually fits in a coat pocket and made it work for the verio meter, strip vial, and pokie

Thanks. Double clicking does indeed turn on the strip light.

Hi! I just switched to a FreeStyle Libre Reader/Sensor. I absolutely love it and hardly use a finger stick method anymore. It is for myself however, not a child, so I don’t usually have to have super accurate results.

I use the Verio Flex, and I like it. The Verio IQ truly is awful. It has to be charged nearly every week, and before you charge it you get a million low battery messages. It’s really easy to accidentally forget to clear the low battery message before you fill the strip with blood. If you do this, then the meter won’t read the blood on the strip and the strip is completely wasted. I’ve never disliked a meter so much.

I’ve read that some people find one touch meters to be inconsistent, but I don’t have this problem. I think it varies a bit from person to person.

The Verio Flex is quite small. I don’t use the original case- so I can’t say if that’s very good or not. I don’t think these strips require that much blood- though you can’t add to the blood if you didn’t put enough on the strip.

I don’t use any of the fancy gadgets on these meters, so you may find that you have a different perspective, but from a purely functional viewpoint, the Flex is a pretty good meter. I’ve verified my readings with the Contour Next, and they’re within a good range for me. I would recommend verifying your readings on another meter as well when you first start using any new meter.

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Just saw this from 25 days ago. I was on One Touch, my endo gave me the Verio and said it was better. Right now I don’t remember why I want to change to a different Verio. I am too tired and caught up with this whole pump stuff to care about meters.

I have been looking at the freestyle libre from what I have read it is a winner :grinning:

Once I get the pump stuff taken care of, I will investigate different meters. It occurs to me that maybe the doctor is pushing Verio because the company gave him a bunch of them. So far he has given me three of them. What bugs me is that I keep getting Error messages, sometimes I have to test three times before getting a result.

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I would bet on that. My wife often has to give the meters and strips that the clinic has, vs. recommending what she knows works best. She hates the OneTouch meters, as dd her patients, mostly due to having to put the blood on the side of the strips, at the top of the meter.

I agree. This is my biggest aggravation with the Verio meters. I keep a Freestyle on hand, along with an iHealth meter. The iHealth strips can be bought for about $12 for 50 strips and works with your smartphone.

The question was about accuracy, and only one reply I saw even addressed it. The ability to take a sample of blood and give me an accurate reading is the only thing I care about in a meter. I do not care if the meter is fancy, pretty, uploads data, has a backlight, and whatever else - and neither did the person who originally posted the question.

In testing by several diabetes organizations, the verios consistently perform pretty much as random number generators, when it comes to accuracy. The flex has never been tested.

The manufacturer’s own literature says that each of a series of Verios, of which the Flex is the latest, each “improved accuracy”, but gives no details, let alone any reasons to believe it.

My doctor handed me one yesterday, and I wondered if possibly she got handed a bunch of them.

In two tests, it gets identical results to my highly accurate contour next one. However it’s hard to see why that should be the case, and I don’t know whether to believe it or expect consistency.

My CVS advanced meter, which gets not terrible but not the most accurate scores on testing, usually but not reliably gets the same readings as the Contour Next, and when it is off, it is ridiculously high. Since I’m prediabetic, I need to know whether to believe a reading I’m getting of 95, or 105, or 115, or 122. 5% accuracy matters.

The method by which the Flex draws blood is hoagy, awkward, strange, and it doesn’t tell you when it has got enough blood. And it does seem to need far more blood than every one of the meters that get excellent ratings for accuracy. They all seem to share common design features, a key one of which is the ability to use a very small amount of blood, and they usually are clearer about when they have enough blood than the older and less accurate meters.

Most of the most accurate meters also use the same testing technology, and I’ve seen nothing on what technology the Verio Flex uses.

So far I’ve managed to apply it to a good drop of dark blood, leading me to wonder if a factor with of the problems of accuracy with this line of meters is that it’s hard to get the technique right. That clearly makes a difference with my CVS Advanced meter.

I’d be interested in others’ experiences, particular comparisons with meters known to be highly accurate, which pretty much is only some of the Contour Next meters.

As for the Contour Next, it gave me the same reading as my venous blood test when done at the same time. It’s the new Contour Next One. They discontinued two other models that did well in tests.

I find comparing my VerioIQ against lab work - the VerioIQ reads just a little high. It’s either on the money or about 5% high.

My AccuChek Compact meters read a little low (often 10% low).

The man with bg meter always knows what his bg is. The man with two meters is never quite sure. But I would add: the man who has three or more meters and compares each against each other and lab draws, knows more than the first two men.

For me I’d say that with 1 I know exactly what my bg is, with two I have a rough idea, and with three or more I have no idea what the hell is going on…

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I just know that regardless of what meter I use, it can give three different results in a row when doing three tests, one right after another. If I get an unexpected low or high, I will retest. If new result is in the ball park of first read, I go with it. If second read is waaaay off, I will do a third test, sort of two out of three, as usually two readings are similar. I don’t have to pay for test strips, and I want to be as precise as possible when calibrating Dexcom.