One Touch Ultra-Mini Meter

KenG - 101142
By KenG - 101142 Latest Reply 2010-01-24 19:19:22 -0600
Started 2010-01-07 13:15:00 -0600

I had sent away for this free meter and just received it. I tried it twice this morning and both times it errored. Has anyone had a good experience with this meter? Also what is the cost of the test strips?


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22 replies

depotkev66 2010-01-24 19:19:22 -0600 Report

I use this meter. It is not bad. I find it errors out when I am too eager to put the blood on the strip before the meter asks for it. (blinking blood drop graphic). Hope this helps!

gregsDAD 2010-01-10 23:31:52 -0600 Report

i use this meter and find it really accurate. there are some quirky things that can cause error something such as wrong code temperature of strips in accurate blood drop you just have to make sure youare operating the machine properly. if this doesn't fix it you can always call the 1- 800 number in the accompaning literature and those folks are great to answer your questions.
hope this helps


Roger1966 2010-01-11 01:22:12 -0600 Report

If you read the documentation that came with the meter every error message has a number look up the nimber and the manual will tell you just what the problem is. If you continue to have problems call the toll free number on the back of the machine and someone will help you figure out whats wrong or replace the meter for free within 24 hours.

2sweet2eat 2010-01-10 16:40:44 -0600 Report

This may sound crazy,I also had a problem with errors but I noticed I wasn't getting enough sample for the test strip. Just a thought.

PANTOUS 2010-01-09 16:46:39 -0600 Report

yes, i have the same one. and you have to make sure you wait until the blinking or flashing piece comes on. I have put the blood on too soon and that is why the error comes up. I hate the fact it has no light too. But that is the only strips my insurance will pay for. And not 100% I have to pay alot. Before I was getting a three month supply for the price of one month $20, great, now it went up to $60!!!

Jesse57 2010-01-08 20:09:52 -0600 Report

I've been using the Ultra Mini for 1 1/2 yrs. with no problems. The test strips cost $1.00 each. My copay is $25.00 for 100 of them. And yes, you MUST code the meter to the number on the side of the test strip vile.

JulieC 2010-01-08 20:16:57 -0600 Report

Got my new free meter today in the mail!! Works great.

2sweet2eat 2010-01-08 20:41:15 -0600 Report

I have used my meter for about 6 months,I like it,it fits into my small travel bag when I ride my bike.Also carrying it with me at work is simple.

msann 2010-01-07 23:50:19 -0600 Report

hey you guys i use one touch ultra and the mini everyday, my diabetic educator they are closest to the lab, i have insurance my co-pay on my strips for 100 is 12.00,th ebest price out ther with insurance wish you luck

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-01-07 23:20:09 -0600 Report

I had one a few years ago and I loved it, I used it until my doc gave me one like she had in her office, same brand, different style. I have never had a prob with one touch…

Hinboyz3 2010-01-07 21:21:10 -0600 Report

I sent for mine too,havent received it yet. Hopefully we can get them to work correctly. And yes thats the problem the cost of the strips with all the meters are off the hook.

JulieC 2010-01-07 20:13:02 -0600 Report

I have had that meter

for about 3 yrs…I really like it. I have gotten the error message a couple times…You MUST have clean hands, You have to be carefull not to smudge the blood…Just barly let the blood touch the strip and as soon as the blood goes up the strip and the count down starts get that finger away. Thats all I know :-)

JulieC 2010-01-08 04:32:30 -0600 Report

I dont know how everyones insurance works…but with mine if the doctor perscribes the strips…the insurance will pay for them and all I pay is a co-payment. I get a box of 50 for 10 bucks. Might want to try getting your doctor to write you a percription.

Harlen 2010-01-07 18:53:16 -0600 Report

got to code it and wate for it to show a blood drop befor you put the blood to the strip
Best wishes

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-01-07 14:11:09 -0600 Report

Hi Ken- I have a couple of the one touch ultra mini meters. I am on the pump now, and the meter that I have is wirelessly connected to my pump, so I don't use the other meters any more. However, when I did use them I didn't have any problems with them. My doctor even compared them with the one that she uses in her office, and they were right on. So, you need to call the company and let them know the problem you are having with your meter…

Strips, if I remember correctly, they are a little over a dollar per strip. Not cheap by any means… My insurance covers mine, which is a good thing, since I am on the pump, I have to check my BS levels six or seven times a day, or more, if I am having problems. Good luck…

JulieC 2010-01-07 20:15:52 -0600 Report does that pump work? Did it make you gain weight? Is it comersome and uncomfortable? Where do they put it on you?

Amy Togtman
Amy Togtman 2010-01-09 13:58:23 -0600 Report

I have a couple of the one touch ultramini meters and i luv them! They r small and can easily be carried in ur purse or pocket! I have never had a problem with this meter. I have used the onetouch brand meters for 9 years now! The strips r pretty expensive but my insurance covers them 100% I test 8 times a day. I heard onetouch strips r like the most expensive ones out there if u dont have good insurance. Hope this helps. Oh and do u have the new improved strips that just came out? They take less blood and r more accurate than the old ones

AddassaMari 2010-01-07 13:20:08 -0600 Report

I don't us that meter. But you may want to check out the product review section while you are waiting for some responses. Someone might have mentioned it there and you could get in touch with them about it.