The QID has been discontinued. This page is provided for historical information.
Abbott Diabetes Care is offering a free upgrade to the Precision Xtra system for all Precision QID users.
The Precision QID from fits easily in the hand of a five year old. Once the foil wrapped strip is opened, this diminutive meter can be used by just about anyone. With 10 memories (but no averaging) and a data port for connecting to a computer, the Precision QID is an excellent choice as anyone's primary meter. Test esults are in about 20 seconds, which lag many meters. With a sample size of 3.5 microliters, the Precision QID now ranks among the largest blood volumes required.
The small size and weight of the Precision QID make it easy to carry. Weighing in at less than 1.5 ounces (40 grams), the Precision QID is a fine meter for people on the go. It's carrying case holds enough supplies for about ten tests and easily fits into a purse, coat pocket, backpack or gym bag.
MediSense promotes three advantages of the Precision QID technology:
- Because of a unique design in which the test area is not the same as the sample application area, you can touch the test strip without contaminating it.
- If the blood sample doesn't look like it's enough, you can apply more blood to the same test strip.
- You can bring the meter to the blood hanging from the finger, instead of being advised to keep the meter on a level surface.
These three features make it a good choice use by kids, who often forget to adhere to "rigorous testing procedures." And, because the test strips can be handled without contaminating the test, the usual concern about the difficulty little kids have opening foil wrapped strips does not apply. They can practically wrestle the strip open and it will still work.
MediSense offers software called Precision Link to connect to the Precision QID.
The Precision QID, once the smallest, lightest meter, has been eclipsed by newer meters that are similar in size and weight but which require much less blood and return test results in less time.
The Precision QID Meter
The Precision QID Carrying Case
Precision QID Rating
- Ease of use: 10
- Features: 5 (10 memories [125 from data port], data port)
- Speed of results: 7 (about 20 seconds)
- Suitability for use by children under ten years old: 5 (blood volume)
- Suitability for use by children over ten years old: 8
- Cost: 3 (about US$68 per 100; about $992/year @ 4 tests/day)
- Overall Rating: 38
Abbott Diabetes Care
1360 South Loop Road
Alameda, CA 94502
Last updated September 22, 2007
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Last Updated: Saturday September 22, 2007 15:33:22
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