J&J's Lifescan glucose meter, One Touch Ultra is a very convenient monitor to read blood glucose level at home. It gives an almost accurate result in mere 5 seconds! It provides us with comfortable testing with a fast draw design with capillary action making the testing easier. It's infact very easy. I just have to insert the needle, apply the sample blood to the strip and the result is there in the digital monitor in seconds! In addition to this, it stores the last few glucose reading with specific date and time. And taken that it's the digital era, it gets very easy to compare and improve on it.
The kit comes with a sporty carrying case, a logbook, a booklet and a comprehensive reference guide. My father even got 10 strips and lancets free with the kit. Its very handy and easily be carried anywhere and everywhere. The strips are available in all J&J counters. It provides us with a life time warranty and this is to let you know that I have been already replaced with the battery for free. The customer care service is prompt and automated. I, overall, had a good experience.
My father, who has been diagnosed with borderline diabetes recently, was initially in self denial and would not go for regular blood sugar assessment. We never had someone in our family with diabetes and he was hesitant in the first place. So, I decided to go for something that might help him with it. One Touch Ultra is just appropriate for him. It very easy to operate for someone like my father who is not that tech savy.
Only one constraint, if you ask me. The strips are expensive and should not be bought from any medical outlets. I think, we should only buy them from registered dealers in order avoid the fake brands. Better be wise than sorry.
We have had the device replaced, completely free of cost, once when it was not sensing the strips. I rung up the helpline and I was guided through the procedure very smoothly. I was extremely pleased with the customer care service of J&J who took care of my queries very patiently. I just had to send the old glucometer and they sent me the new sealed one within a week. That's really cool, isn't it!