Last week I received a new gadget in the mail – a Wavesense Keynote meter from the fine folks at Agamatrix.
The box was huge, which surprised me, but inside I found a “lifetime supply” (I think it’s about three months worth of strips), two meters, the software box and some lancets.
The Keynote is about the same size as my Ultra, though it’s a square instead of the Ultra’s curvier look. But the meter cases are almost exactly the same size, so honestly, the size of the meter matters very little. The Keynote is supposed to have higher accuracy, but I have only compared readings a couple of times and both times they were exactly 10 points off from each other, which is pretty good.
One thing I’ve noticed is that the Keynote runs me a little higher when I’m low than the Ultra does, but I haven’t done any scientific testing because my Ultra was never with me when I went low. I plan on taking a closer look at this in the future because having accuracy during a low – and a high – is important. My blood sugar was in the “normal” range when I did my comparison testing, so it’s still to be determined which one is better when my blood sugars are off kilter.
Another plus: this meter takes way less blood than the Ultra, which I’m thrilled about because my callused fingers are not bleeding as well as they used to. I plan on checking out that laser poker from Pelikan at this summer’s Friends for Life conference.