Hi all. Just riffing on odd pet peeves in the D world...
Anyone else get riled up over the TV ads from the Diabetes Care Club? They push new meters that have as benefits "they hurt less" and "you don't have to code them". Both of these seem completely ridiculous, if not outright stupid, to me. The meter you use has absolutely nothing to do with the "hurt"...its the lancet that matters. The claim of using less blood and therefore less pain is also rather misleading, but to equate the meter with the pain of a finger prick is just plain stupid to me.
And the coding issue is another dumb benefit. Coding your meter for a new box of test strips takes like what, 3 seconds? big deal.
Aren't accuracy, speed of read-out, ease of use more important qualities? I would think so. Anyone else think so?