Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bayer's Contour Next LINK Meter Now Medtronic Standard

Looks like Medtronic is moving from the One Touch Ultralink to the Bayer Contour Next LINK I used in the trial! According to medGadget, it will now be the Medtronic standard, even shipping all of us the new meter. I want to thank for linking to my blog post on my meter use during the trial!

As I mentioned in my post, I liked the meter. It was a nice change from the boring, no-frills Ultralink, but I have about a million One Touch strips to use up. I'm trying to be patient, but it isn't the meter I want, its the Enlite Sensors. Happy for the new meter, but let's hope it is the next step before releasing the Enlite!

medGadget posts meter benefits as:
  • Enables fast and easy bolus dosing and continuous glucose monitoring calibration
  • Pass-through feature allows for easy downloading to Medtronic’s convenient online CareLINK software, replacing the CareLINK USB device
  • Bayer’s No Coding™ technology makes testing easy by automatically setting the correct code each time a test strip is inserted
  • Easy-to-read display with large, clear numbers (my favorite feature and the only thing "new" enough to matter)
  • Fast 5-second countdown and small 0.6 μL blood sample
  • Optional pre- and post-meal markers with audible reminders
This isn't a revolutionary product, but it is much more pretty and readable!

Here is the news release from Medtronic, posted on Tu Diabetes by Emily Coles.

3 comments:

Mike Hoskins said...

Thanks for all the updates you gave on this meter and everything else during your trial. Like you, I'm awaiting the new sensor more than anything else. Hope it gets through the Fda sooner rather than later. Anyhow, we wrote about this new Bayer-Medtronic partnership a little more in-depth - it's over at http://www.diabetesmine.com/2012/09/newsflash-medtronic-unveils-more-accurate-usb-link-meter.html

Thanks again!

Wendy said...

Thanks, Mike! I appreciate the link!

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