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Optium Xceed

Discussion in 'Book and Product Reviews' started by qrp, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Marky74

    Marky74 · Well-Known Member

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    Do we know when this will be supported on Vista or Win7?
     
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    Hi there,

    I had the E-6 error today and noticed that the year on my meter had changed to 2014!!

    Once I had corrected it, everything was fine.
     
  3. MICKYMOO

    MICKYMOO Type 1 · Member

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    Um, why are some of you guys paying for blood meter strips? Do you all not know that as an insulin dependent diabetic you can apply for an NHS medical exemption card so ALL your prescription items are FREE?

    I use the Optium Xceed meter and there are 3 second strips available now. I know it only shaves off 2 seconds from the older strips but hey, add up all the 2 seconds over a lifetime and there you go! Why wait longer than you need to!!
     
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    Elmo Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have a optium xceed meter and it keeps coming up with error code E-7 can anyone tell me what means??
     
  5. Elmo

    Elmo Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have a optium xceed meter and it keeps coming up with error code E-7 can anyone tell me what means??
     
  6. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @Elmo I think it might be a test strip error. The strip might be used or damaged. Try another strip maybe?
     
  7. Elmo

    Elmo Type 2 · Newbie

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    Tried a new box of test strips same error
     
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    qrp · Active Member

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    HI,qrp back after quite a while and still using Xceed as formerly.
    Apparently, CCGs are mandating that GPs prescribe cheaper meters and strips, which, here, means the Wavesense Jazz. Looks a bit cheapo but it does the biz ok and I'm impressed with the many tagging options e.g. bedtime etc. Problem is that for me, poor eyesight makes the display virtually unusable. It's dark with tiny letters tucked up under the overhanging case. Otherwise I'd be willing to adopt it plus it does meet in full the (post May 2016) requirements of ISO 15197- which the Optium Xceed does not. Also, much as I like the Xceed, it does not offer tagging. So, has anyone tried any of the Xceed's stablemates that do offer tagging? Plus and minus comment both welcome! Regards to all qrp
     
  10. satindoll

    satindoll Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have the Exceed and have used it since diagnosis, every year I test its accuracy when I have my hab1c by doing my testa t the same time as my bloods and then check the average alongside the result from the hab1c they have always matched within the 0.01 range. I have an Optium Neo as a back up meter, that too has large numbers and is easy to read and use, the minor gripe with it is it has no separate backlight button for night time use, also I don't use all the bells and whistles it has, but it is very accurate and runs 0.01 lower than my Exceed
     
  11. qrp

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    Thanks, satindoll. I actually have two Xceeds, both as backup to the OneTouch Ultra 2 for which I get strips prescribed (have to pay for the Abbott ones).
    An update now. I had been trying the Agamatrix Wavesense Jazz which is the meter 'they' want us all to use. I haven't seen a good word said about it but it does the biz although it feels plastic-y and cheap compared with others. What I did like was the tagging for pre and post meals and, crucially, for bedtime. That helps to avoid night time hypos. Anyway, I downloaded and used the software (easy-peasy) and it will display a time graph plus loads of other stats if you want them.
    The Jazz has a dull, low res display with tiny tags obscured somewhat by the case so my poor eyesight precludes it's use. That's why I was wondering if Abbott had a rival and the Neo could be it. Thanks again - Abbott are sending me one.
    Incidentally, I got the Verio IQ upgrade for the Ultra 2 - very clear and easy to use but tagging is just pre or post meal and not that vital bedtime one. A shame or I'd go with that else. I'm looking forward to what the Neo offers - the bells and whistles as you term it!
    Kind regards qrp
     
  12. satindoll

    satindoll Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your welcome, I love both my Optiums and wouldn't change them for anything else on the market, I have learnt to trust them completely, and you have to trust them if jabbing and driving.
     
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