(for more info, please click on the photo or the name of the meter above).
My husband and I still prefer the good old Accu-Check Performa, while Mr T LOVES this one for following reasons :
- Everything is in one unit – you take it out with one hand.
- Lanceting device pricks at the first press on its top – there is the drop.
- By opening a sliding cap at the bottom, the tape turns and gets ready for the test – you touch the drop with it and there is the result.
- At the end, you just slide the cap back and leave the meter.
[on 14/08/2012 - by clicking on the photo, you will be able to see How To Use It video by Accu Check]
Mr T. It would save him a whole SEVEN SECONDS of testing time – each time he tests!
Seven seconds is a long time in the day of a 9-year-old boy. Those seven seconds can be much better utilized for play rather than being wasted on number checking.
I am sure you get the thinking ;)
Not long ago I managed to get hold of the meters and had a chance to find out more about the offered features. I noticed that it has multiple alarm settings, for any time of the day. Some other meters have some alarm settings but only for a whole or half an hour. It suited me to set the alarms for 10:50 and 12:50, just ten minutes before Mr T’s break bells. I thought that would remind him to test before the breaks so the teacher did not need to think about it.
I set the two alarms and sent the meter back to school. I totally forgot about it for few days until Mr. T came home one day and said the batteries on the meter had ran out. He had already replaced them with the spares we keep in the classroom. Well done Mr T, I thought to myself and sent another set of batteries with him.
A few days later – batteries drained again ! The detective in me (you remember my previous case, if you missed click here) starts wondering what could it be. I finally figured it out, it must be the alarms draining the batteries. Only then did I actually asked Mr T if he can hear the alarm from the meter, seeing as the box with all the necessary goodies including the hypo kit is in the classroom behind the teacher’s desk. Mr T did not hear them – so who knows when the alarms actually went off by themselves. No wonder the batteries did not last long.
The plan was for me to get up to the classroom the following morning and switch the alarms off. Of course I forgot and only remembered it at supper time, at home. This was the dinner conversation:
ME: I must go to the classroom tomorrow to switch those alarms off on the meter.
Mr T: Oh, do not worry mom, I switched them off today.
ME: How did you know what to do ?
Mr T: It’s easy, mom : you go to MENU, then TOOLS, then CANCEL, CANCEL ! Done !
I still cannot come to terms with the fact that the younger generations are already more comfortable with the technology and electronics and all those gadgets that you have to press buttons on thingies, than I am…. Umffff…
Note : Nobody asked me to write a review of this product. This is actually not a review, just another one of our stories about a gadget we like.