OneTouch Verio IQ: Is it worth it?

pontufex
By pontufex Latest Reply 2016-07-13 19:41:50 -0500
Started 2012-10-13 14:50:56 -0500

When I first was diagnosed I applied for a free Vero IQ from OneTouch, not knowing my doctor was going to give me a OneTouch Mini and two hundred strips at no charge. Well today I received a voucher in the mail for a free Vero, but then I looked at the cost of the strips which are considerably more than what it costs for the strips for the mini.
I love my mini for it's compact nature and straightforward user interface, but would it be worth my wild to get the free Vero and pay the extra for for the strips, or stick with old faithful?


15 replies

rcpeter625
rcpeter625 2016-07-13 19:41:50 -0500 Report

i have 2 verio IQ both malfunction. my endo gave me one of the more basic verio meters and they work great. I called the manufacturer and they tried to tell me i wasn't using correctly diabetic since 1989 i am pretty sure i have that figured out.

MAYS
MAYS 2012-10-17 12:19:22 -0500 Report

No blood glucose meter is worth the cost, no matter what the features may be, if i cannot afford the cost of the test strips to test as often as i am required to do!

veggielover
veggielover 2012-10-17 15:08:52 -0500 Report

Medicare only pays for one test strip a day for me, so I can't test at other times or I will run out of test strips for that month, I went 15 days without a test strip last month.

pontufex
pontufex 2012-10-17 16:16:46 -0500 Report

That's just insane! It's obvious they're more worried about the bottom line and not a persons health. Thankfully my insurance will cover 100 strips a month, which allows me to test the three times a day my doctor wants.

pontufex
pontufex 2012-10-17 12:23:51 -0500 Report

This very true. I decided against the Vero in favor of old faithful, mainly because of the strip issue. I found out my insurance will only cover a portion of the cost for the Vero test strips, while it covers 100% of my Mini's. So if anything I'll get a second Mini down the road to keep in my meds bag.

msann
msann 2012-10-13 23:03:08 -0500 Report

hi pontufex i am liking mine have been using it about 2 and half months my strips for mine cost 38.00 for 100 each month i think you will benefit tell your highs and lows i got i free vero to and i bought one for my purse let me know how you like use ok, have great day

msann
msann 2012-10-13 23:03:08 -0500 Report

hi pontufex i am liking mine have been using it about 2 and half months my strips for mine cost 38.00 for 100 each month i think you will benefit tell your highs and lows i got i free vero to and i bought one for my purse let me know how you like use ok, have great day

msann
msann 2012-10-13 23:03:08 -0500 Report

hi pontufex i am liking mine have been using it about 2 and half months my strips for mine cost 38.00 for 100 each month i think you will benefit tell your highs and lows i got i free vero to and i bought one for my purse let me know how you like use ok, have great day

msann
msann 2012-10-13 23:03:07 -0500 Report

hi pontufex i am liking mine have been using it about 2 and half months my strips for mine cost 38.00 for 100 each month i think you will benefit tell your highs and lows i got i free vero to and i bought one for my purse let me know how you like use ok, have great day

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-10-13 18:10:53 -0500 Report

Being a type 1, I have alot of meters since insurance provides them free. I know the verio is geared for insulin users, but we don't need it. I went back to my mini onetouch and love it. My dr gave me the new freestyle touch screen and alot of strips and it was cool at first but the novelty wore off and went back to onetouch mini. My insurance won't cover the strips anyway, but dr will still give them to me free.

Mrs.Sweet
Mrs.Sweet 2012-10-13 16:58:19 -0500 Report

It wouldn't hurt to have the other one in our car or what over for a back up. I actually have the one my health care company payed for, for everyday use. On in my purse. And 3 others that I got for free that are still in the box.

pontufex
pontufex 2012-10-13 17:24:07 -0500 Report

I thought about that, but there's a problem. The Vero uses one type of strip, while the Mini uses another and they can't be swapped, so that would mean I would have to invest in two different strip types at two very different prices. Plus my insurance will only cover one type of strip at a time, ie, if I were to get the Vero I could no longer get the strips for the Mini and vice versa. So I would end up have to pay for one or the other out of pocket which is a no go since I'm on a very limited income and unable to draw disability at the moment because the geniuses at Social Security believe I'm "too young to be disabled".

Kirla
Kirla 2012-10-13 16:02:26 -0500 Report

Stick with old faithful. Most meter are only 80% accurate. Your new meter might be way off what your currently used too. When using your meter you should be looking for trends. Like your before and after eating numbers or hopefully a steady drop in blood sugar over time. I use what i can afford. The insurance company pays for all my supplies with testing as long as i use Liberty Medical. I use there cheap meter and get all my test trips for free, Even the meter was free. I wouldn't change it for nothing. Stay with what your happy with.

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