Pretty in Pink: The New UltraMini Meter

Editor's Note: Please be sure that you read this meter right side up, as many numbers can be read upside down: For example, 102 becomes 201 upside down, and 182 becomes 281. We don't want you to accidentally take too much insulin based upon an upside down reading!

OneTouch UltraMini

| Oct 5, 2007

Want a meter that matches your ensemble of the day? LifeScan has the very thing. Now you can get their OneTouch UltraMini blood glucose meter in pink, black, silver, or green.

Picking your own color, according to a color consultant featured on the meter's website, makes you feel powerful and conveys a positive statement about you. Green, she reports, is a "sacred color of life-sustaining vegetation."

Pink is "a happy and healthy" color; silver communicates hi-tech; and black is the power color. Get the whole set, and you can pick the one that matches your mood of the day.

If you're feeling lucky, visit and enter to win one of 10,000 free meters in the color of your choice.

A hundred of the meter winners will also get an iPod nano in their favorite color, preloaded with educational diabetes-related podcasts. Now all you need are some new shoes.

Source: LifeScan

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Posted by Anonymous on 29 October 2007

jeez ... a color meter ... talk about a gimmick!

Posted by Anonymous on 27 November 2007

Has anyone noticed that using the OneTouch Ultra Mini is a painful process? No matter what setting I use, the finger pricks are jarring to say the least. My OneTouch Ultra is fine in this respect. Am I doing something wrong with the mini?

Posted by Anonymous on 30 April 2008

As a teenager it's nice to have a bloodtester that's a little bit more funky as opposed to looking like a scientific thing.

Posted by Anonymous on 17 September 2008

The "editor's note" is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. My daughter was bolused in school for a 251 reading when her glucose was actually 152. I have notified the company to consider using a more advanced readout in the product.

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