Glucocard x mini

2catty
By 2catty Latest Reply 2009-07-15 16:59:12 -0500
Started 2009-04-07 13:52:40 -0500

So what does everybody think about the new meter that was just released called the Glucocard x mini. It has the interchangeable face plates. It is suppose to be very cheap and very accurate. Very small also, right now they are giving away free face plates to those who already have one. But not to many does yet.


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PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-15 16:59:12 -0500 Report

I HAVE NOT SEEN THAT METER BUT THEY GIVE THEM AWAY BECAUSE THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY ON THE TEST STRIPS. IT COST ME 10 BUCKS A MONTH FOR STRIPS AN I USE THE MINI,,, BESIDES THAT ITS 113 OUT SIDE MY HOUSE RIGHT NOW AN I KNOW THAT I AM STAYING INSIDE UNDER THE A/C LOLOL

Cand
Cand 2009-07-15 16:50:29 -0500 Report

Hey, I just found this online. It's a good review of the Glucocard 01 mini from David Mendosa. He's a big diabetes health advocate.http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/76...

I got a mini (I like the pink, houndstooth faceplate), and the company called my pharmacy for me to make sure they stocked the strips. I love it!

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-04-07 14:38:15 -0500 Report

I'd try it but I don't rate it as cheap. It's still cheaper long term to buy an off brand meter and pay out of pocket or use a brand name meter and go through the insurance for it. For me to use it would be about $140 a month, using a brand meter and insurance it's $36 a month. The meter itself and the strips are also not as cheap as other off brands. The only things going for it compared to the cheap meters is that the blood sample is very small and it can de a few more things.

2catty
2catty 2009-04-07 15:52:22 -0500 Report

Hmmm they say it's cheap I didn't check the actual price tag just the features and the fact that they say they are a really accurate and cheap meter.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-04-07 16:01:28 -0500 Report

Well, cheapest strips I found were $35 for 50 although the advertisement I saw for the meter said $25, and meter was about $25 I think. Both are cheaper than brand but the other off brand meters are about $20-22 for 50 strips with the meter costing about $9.

2catty
2catty 2009-04-07 18:53:37 -0500 Report

I guess that is not to bad then. It was only released this month I think according to them and the FDA release statement. I just hope they live up to what they say. You know how some say reliable but then you get it and you have to test and retest to be sure. Yep done that a lot. LOL

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-06-07 11:24:24 -0500 Report

I've found strips for around $23.00 in many of the independent pharmacies in the Texas area. I have not been able to find strips in any chain drug stores yet. I did find the in a HEB store in San Antonio for $21.99. I travel in the for business and I like size of this meter for that purpose. I've also had good luck with getting blood to read the first time with this meter unlike some of the other cheap meters out there. My copay for strips has gone up to $40 so I switched to these strips and just apply it to my deductible and keep the extra cash in my pocket. I did some research on the company (ARKRAY USA) that make the GLUCOCARD 01 mini and was surprised to find that they were the company that made the very first hand held glucose meter back in the 80's I think. They also used to make the Bayer Ascencia Elite for Bayer which I have used in the past. I would recommend this meter.

2009-04-07 14:18:43 -0500 Report

Hi Catty! I have not heard of this meter but if it's cheap, I'm interested. Do you happen to know a web address for the meter? I would love to check it out! Thanks friend, Angie

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