So I tried the Verio IQ glucose meter. My insurance cut my Freestyle strips so I had to try a new kind. The Verio required more blood and sometimes two or three strips just to get a reading. That ment two or three pokes to get enough blood. Ughh. The Freestyle gave me extra time to add more blood. He is only 4 and the less pokes the better. Then I got the new Contour Next link free so I tried that too. Liked it, less blood, neat little device. It seemed to always be off by 30-50 points then my Freestyle. Hmmmm. I am going to keep the Freestyle. I will pay for the strips. Consumer Reports rates the Freestyle second best. I think the first one CR liked was Accucheck Aviva. Oh well. Whatever works for you. Just my ramblings today since I am home with a sick 4 year old.