Bayer ContourUSB Users

for users of the Bayer Contour USB blood glucose monitor

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the stupid case that comes with the meter

Started by Colorado. Last reply by Colorado Oct 4, 2013. 2 Replies

I saw some older discussion on how poorly designed the case is that comes with the Contour Next Link. they mad the meter nice and small but the strip case is bigger and no matter what I try I can not…Continue

Has anyone upgraded to the ContourUSB next?

Started by Gregory Paranuik. Last reply by Blake Aug 9, 2013. 13 Replies

It is supposed to let you track carbs and insulin taken.Continue


Started by Chele. Last reply by Tobiwan Jul 30, 2013. 6 Replies

I have found different readings of BG's  1. From right and Left hand and forearms.  2. Right and Left palms.  3. Right and Left fingers I can test right after each other in the above areas and BG's…Continue

New to Bayer Contour USB

Started by Attawapiskat. Last reply by Cin Jul 4, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi. I just got a Bayer Contour USB meter last week and I am liking it so far. It is so much smaller and faster than my old meter, and the lancing device is much easier on the fingers. Glad it's…Continue

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Comment by Elyssia on July 30, 2013 at 6:06pm

Ok contour next link users I really need your help!! I am having difficulty with my blood meter and I am in shock at how this happened. I have been on the technical support line with Bayer all evening and they are sending me a new link because coincidentally while I was on the phone with Medtronic trying to link the results to my computer the thing just went black. Now the computer won't let me charge and the wall plug in doesnt work either. I am so frustrated I could cry. What blood meter do you guys use that you find is most accurate? I was really loving this meter until now and will have to go to bed without a reading I can trust. The one i have now for a backup is off the charts never giving me accurate readings. I am going to have to switch if this thing keeps acting up. What would anyone suggest? I am a little worried.

Comment by menkor on July 14, 2013 at 6:05pm

Question on using multiple meters: I have two Next USB meters. When I connect to my Mac, it transfers data and then generates reports. Is there a way to combine data from the two meters? I haven't called Bayer support; trying to find a way to do this by myself. Not having too much success, though.

Comment by menkor on July 14, 2013 at 6:02pm

My wife has the Next Link, which she uses with her pump. I have the Next USB - not pump. Both use the same strips, which are different from the older USB meter. As an aside, I connect the Next USB on my Macs - the level of detail is amazing. Haven't tried to add a note, other than to select Fasting, Before Meal, or After Meal.

Comment by Jake on May 20, 2013 at 7:27pm

Next is Next... Bayer also has a cute OLED based meter as well as the Next USB and Next Link...(Its just called Contour Next... NOT EZ)

Comment by rick phillips on May 11, 2013 at 11:37am

Hello everyone, does anyone know if the contour Next USB meter uses the same strips as the Contour next link USB meter that we are getting from minimed? I need three meters and they all have to use the same strips. I think I have arranged two of the next link's so I am looking for that third one. The contour Next USB meter looks like it might work, so long as the test strips are compatible.

thanks for any information.


Comment by Tobiwan on May 11, 2013 at 11:12am

it does NOT use the same strip as the contour link meter

Comment by Tobiwan on May 11, 2013 at 11:11am

Comment by twinchick on March 17, 2013 at 3:22pm
I got my new case after registering,took a week. I also love that I do not have to use a log book. I have had no major issues with software. the bright screen is helpful for my low vision. Nancy
Comment by The Queen of Light and Joy on January 3, 2012 at 2:20pm
I had the same problem with readings, which incidentally made me head straight to the hospital because of incorrect numbers. Called Bater and told them my machine was broken. They sent me a new one, along with a new 50 strip canister. Thank goodness I have my old machine. To be honest I haven't even set up my new replacement contour because I feel pretty disappointed.
Comment by Amy on January 3, 2012 at 1:54pm

Has anyone had problems with their machine? Mine read me at 3mmol and then I retested a second later and was 20!!! So eat or take insulin? it was 3AM at the time. The next day similar thing, 15mmol but was 8. I'm an long time diabetic and I always test out the new machines against my old one I trust. This thing was WAY OFF. I am glad that I got it because if a mom of a newly diagnosed T1 got my crappy machine she would have killed her kid with these readings. The pharmacist was really upset and talked to the rep in person. Haven't heard anything from the company!! So upset considering everything.
Got a different machine from a different company- Done with Bayer. Sorry lost my business for life.


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