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Abbott Diabetes Care Optium Xceed

Abbott Diabetes Care - Optium Xceed
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The Abbott Diabetes Care Optium Xceed is simple and effective blood glucose meter the helps people with diabetes to manage their condition.

Optium Xceed Features

Featuring a large backlit display and an extensive memory that can return averages, the Optium Xceed requires a tiny blood sample size of just 0.3 μL.

Due to the small blood sample size, the Optium Xceed returns results using the shallowest depth setting on the lancing device, meaning testing is less painful.

The Optium Xceed can return a test result in three seconds, one of the fastest meters on the market.

Ketone testing

The Optium Xceed also features ketone testing, providing the extra reassurance that some people with diabetes need.

Some insulin-using diabetics face greater risks of ketoacidosis, including:

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Insulin pumpers
  • Pregnant women

Detecting rising blood ketone levels at an early stage allows prompt action, before damaging DKA forms.

The Abbott Diabetes Care Optium Xceed uses Optium Plus test strips for self-testing.

These improved test strips automatically calibrate the blood glucose meter to use new strips.

Abbott Diabetes Care Optium Xceed Technical Information

  • Simple blood glucose testing
  • Large backlit display
  • Large memory with averaging
  • Ketone testing for extra reassurance
  • Strips: Abbott Optium Plus test strips and the meter automatically re-programs and calibrates the meter to use new test strips.
  • Batteries: The meter requires one replaceable #2032, 3 volt, lithium battery that should last for 1,000 tests.
  • Support: You can join Abbott’s 'Friends for life' programme which has more than 50,000 members in the UK. This provides support and entitles you to free replacements of things like batteries.
  • Contact: 0500-467-466 (UK) or 1800-77-66-33 (ROI). Lines are open Monday - Friday, 8.00am to 5.30pm.

Product guide written by Diabetes Expert Sue Marshall.

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Your Comments
My GP decided that the Optium Plus testing strips were too expensive and when challenged they told me that they had stopped making the strips anyway! I was given a GlucoRX Nexus! What a waste of money. I am having to order a prescription every two weeks for the strips as half of them I use I get an error message. It is bulky and there isn't the option of turning of the bleeping (or I haven't found how) and it drives me mad. It switches itself on in my handbag all the time and I would love to go back to my old testing kit!
Posted by SueC, Huddersfield on Sunday, November 04, 2012
I use an Abbott Diabetes Care Optium Xceed. When I changed to a new box of Optimum Plus strips and tried to calibrate I received the E-6 error message.What can I do for measuring?
Posted by Muralidasan, Dubai on Saturday, November 03, 2012
This has been my meter of choice for many years, I had one of the original credit card meters, which sadly they did away with, it was less than half the thickness of the Xceed and the battery was still working after 5 years! The strips come in foil packs, easy to get out and use, if you drop them you lose one stick. Abbott customer service is exceptional. The only minor complaint I have is the buttons on the front, if you carry it in your pocket the buttons get pressed activating the meter and using up battery life. Probably designed by someone who had no clue to why someone would want a small carry in your pocket meter. It comes with fancy pouch but who wants to carry it in that?
Posted by Dave Reed, Cheshire on Friday, June 24, 2011
I use an Abbott Diabetes Care Optium Xceed. When I changed to a new box of Optimum Plus strips and tried to calibrate I received the E-6 error message. What does this mean? Where is the expiratory date on the box of strips? Thanks for your help.
Posted by donald weetman, Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday, May 30, 2011
Unfortunately you cannot have a sample size of just 0.3 microL because they have changed the strips compatibility.
Posted by Mr I Brown, Middlesbrough on Thursday, April 21, 2011
I have an Optium Xceed meter which was provided by the Abbott Company as a free upgrade for an older model. It has now developed a fault and shows E6 when I try to calibrate it. I should be pleased if you could inform me is it possible to repair it or must I obtain a replacement? Thank you for any advice you can give me on this matter.
Posted by Norman James Cooper, Batley, West Yorkshire on Sunday, March 13, 2011
I have always used the Optimum XC as prescribed by my Practice Nurse, however last year because my monitor wasn't working I was offered an Accu Chek Aviva which I am returning because it is far too complicated, and would like to go back to using the Optimum Xceed but since this was offered free I am wondering if I am still eligible for another one.
Posted by Mrs Anne Heslop on Friday, September 24, 2010
I have been using the Abbott Optium Xceed meter for more than a year. It was provided by Abbott as a free upgrade to an older Abbott meter that I had been using for longer than I care to mention. The Optium Xceed gives BG level in 3 seconds, with a very small amount of blood, and the provided Easy Touch lancing device uses Thin Lancets which are much easier on the skin, especially when testing 4x/day. Abbott also provide free testing solutions on request, and will provide free replacement batteries when needed and free replacement of the meter if it fails. All in all, I am delighted with the meter and the service provided.
Posted by smcc, Scotland on Thursday, November 19, 2009
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