Test 3 was successful -- while it alarmed for a low glucose event, and my glucose wasn't quite that low, it showed what was going on, and was even accurate at the end.
My assessment -- the device is something that takes getting used to -- I am definately going to call about the cream. However, I can sleep with it.
It is definately NOT for day to day use. It's too difficult and expensive to use for that. However, it's what I wanted -- something to take the stress out of basal tests. It's idea for basal tests.
Things to keep in mind -- and true for ALL blood glucose monitoring devices. It is NOT 100% accurate. It shows tends, and that is even true of finger stick devices.
It doesn't handle day to day monitoring. I doesn't handle exercise, food, or even insulin administration well.
However, it's ideal for basal tests.
Is it worth the price? It is certainly NOT worth the original price. At $400, it's still pricey, especially since the software isn't included. I also want to be able to export the data and do things with it. That's my next goal to look into.
At $4.00, it's not bad for basal testing. I would definately finger stick more than once though -- and be prepared to calibrate several times.