My husband was diagnosed with Diabetis about 4 years ago. His Dr has recommended that he check hi blood twice a day. He currently uses 2 machines (one for work and the other home). He uses the Ultra 2 at work and finds that it is very easy to carry with him when it's neccesary.
The OneTouch® Ultra®2 Blood Glucose Meter is a fast, gentle, and easy way to see the effects of food on his blood glucose results.
The OneTouch Ultra2 Meter helps him see if his food and portion choices are working so you stay in range.
The OneTouch Ultra2 Meter comes complete with an educational Simple StartTM Diabetes+Food DVD and booklet that can helped him manage his diabetes around meals. This 20-minute DVD and booklet showed him how to make simple adjustments so he can still enjoy the foods he loves.
He has results in just 5 seconds and uses about a speck of blood. It also gives him the choice of testing his forearm, palm, or finger. The backlight is also easy to read and the up and down arrows allow for quick navigation through the screens.
Update On Feb 24, 2009: This is a very sturdy device. My husband takes it everywhere he goes. It has been stepped on, thrown across the room by accident, and sat in a small amount of water and it still works. At one time we had some problem with my hubby's sugars being in the high 400's to low 500's and the machine still worked.