For BAYER Breeze2 users who may have heard the discontinuation whisper it’s now official. Bayer Breeze2 test strips are discontinued! Bayer Ascensia, the manufacturer of Breeze2 test strips, has officially announced they will no longer be distributing Breeze2 test strips.
With Bayer Breeze2 test strips discontinued you may be asking yourself, well, what are my options? Perhaps you’re thinking of making a leap from Breeze2 to a new glucose monitoring system. Let’s dive into what our options are.
Stock up on Breeze2 Test Strips
If you are among many users who love their Breeze2 meter make the most out of it before your it’s completely obsolete. Stock up as many Breeze2 test strips boxes as you can before they are gone. Don’t be surprised to find the prices skyrocketing in the next few weeks as Breeze2 test strips will continue to be more scarce.
Since there are not any alternative or generic test strips for Breeze2 it’s best to switch to a new blood glucose monitoring system before you run out Breeze2 strips. Luckily there are many options to choose from and we will weigh those options in this article.
Finding A Replacement
The discontinuation of Breeze2 has left many happy users wondering “why was it discontinued?” Though it’s not clear why Breeze2 having such as unique user friendly design was discontinued in the first place, it seems unlikely that that Bayer or any other manufacturer is planning to make another meter that offers the convenience of a 10-test disc with the simple “Pull and Push” step to begin testing.
Finding a new home blood glucose monitoring system is no easy task. There are several key factors that should be assessed to ensure the new glucose monitor you will transition to is the right choice for you. These factors are:
- accuracy of the results
- user-friendliness of the meter
- blood sample size
- test time
- cost of the meter and its perspective test strips
- size and design of the meter
- connectivity to a mobile phone or computer
With these factors in mind, there are 2 ways you can go about finding a replacement for Breeze2.
1. Upgrade to Contour Next
You can upgrade to Contour Next, the latest blood glucose monitoring system from Bayer Ascensia. Contour Next has a variety of meters to meet a broad range of needs that can be found here. All Contour Next home blood glucose meters are user friendly and have been known to deliver accurate results. One particular feature that separates Contour Next stands from most meters is the Second-ChanceTM sampling. This new technology helps prevent wasted test strips by allowing you to reapply blood in case of an underfill.
2. Switch to a different brand
Alternatively you can choose an different brand. Fortunately, there is a wide range of blood glucose monitors available in the market. With a bit of research and testing you should be able to find a new system that meets your particular needs. Let’s see how we can accomplish that.
Choosing A New Test Strips Brand
As the cost of test strips continues to be the major deciding factor for most users it’s a good idea to use a reverse approach. Begin with evaluating the available blood glucose test strips brands. Some of the questions you may want to ask are:
- How much do they cost?
- What’s the blood sample size?
- What’s the test time?
- Are they AST approved?
- Do they require any coding?
- Are they easy to use?
- Are there any unique features?
To make an informed decision make sure to read the product reviews submitted by actual users. See what they have to say about those test strips as far as performance and reliability are concerned.
Once you have found the test strips you like work your way back to meter. This time evaluate the meter by asking the same questions. Go back and forth between the test strips and meter as many as times as necessary until you find your desired blood glucose monitoring system.
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