Hi Loves, here comes another series of your prodigy products-the autocode talking glucose meter kit. The qualities of this product, its contents, description, and the pros and cons shall be reviewed. We shall also have an overview of the differences between the meter and meter kit, how this meter works, without forgetting the details of this product.
What is the Prodigy Autocode Talking Glucose Meter Kit?
This product is the only English-Spanish speaking, No-coding blood glucose Monitoring System in the market which is simple to use and provides fast and accurate results.
|Uses only a tiny blood sample.|
No coding is needed.
Only one button is used for navigation.
Alternate Site Testing.
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- Small Blood Sample: Requires only a tiny blood sample.
- No-Coding: No coding required. Just insert your test strip and begin to test. This feature minimizes false results caused by coding errors.
- Audible: Speaks your test results in English or Spanish in just 7 seconds.
- Full USB Port: Requires any standard USB cable.
- Memory and Data Management: Stores up to 120 test results with time and date and gives 7, 14, and 28-day averages
- Teamwork: You are able to hear your child’s or spouse’s test result from across the room and work together as a team to manage their diabetes
- Alternate Site Testing: Offers you the option of testing other places such as your palms, forearms, upper-arms, thighs, and calves for more comfort and less pain.
- One-Button Simplicity: Uses one button for easy navigation.
Contents of This Kit.
We sadly announce that this product is currently unavailable on Amazon and you may check here on amazon if they are restocked. However, you can find this product in your diabetes warehouse with the following items;
- A Prodigy AutoCode Talking Glucose Meter
- Lancing Device- Get the full review here.
- Glucose Control Solution- Check out your detailed review here.
- Daily Log Book
- Carrying case
- 10 Sterile Lancets- For more information, kindly open here.
Note that in other shopping centers like AMAZON, the control solution, Prodigy no-coding test strips, and lancing device may be sold separately. So you would have to check properly on the contents of the kits before you make a purchase.
Based on the reviews of many users and the manufacturing company, this monitoring kit is easy to use and offers no coding. The meter voices 5 languages including French, English, Spanish, Arabic, and any language of your choice. Another sweet news is that the talking voice may be switched on and off thereby securing your privacy especially when you are among friends. For those who find it more painful to always puncture their fingers, there is approval for Alternating Site Testing (AST) where you can use your calves, thighs, upper arms, forearms, and palms for testing. The meter talks you through the process of testing and results are gotten usually rapidly and accurately. You also have the Standard USB port which easily downloads test results or uploads your chosen language. The kit is also great for those with low vision or any diabetic patient who wants to hear their test results.
Pros & Cons.
|It is affordable.|
The ‘Glucose oxidase technology’ allows for safer and more accurate results
‘3 lead technology allows the meters to test only when there is enough blood on the test strip
|The contents vary from shop to shop which may cause some devices to be separately purchased.|
Average build quality.
Differences between the Meter and the Meter Kit.
You can find your Prodigy AutoCode® meter as a meter only or as a meter kit. Kindly check the “REF” number marked on the outside of the box to see if you have purchased a “Meter” or a “Meter Kit,” and also review the contents of your purchase to confirm that all the components are included as listed below. And like we said before, contents may vary depending on the purchase house, however, you would have a clue of the contents for the meter and meter kit as prescribed by the manufacturing company which is also included or explained in the users’ manual. This would help you know if you are purchasing a meter only or the meter kit whenever you find this product.
Similarities and Differences in brief.
|Meter Kit Includes.||Meter Includes.|
|Your Prodigy AutoCode® Meter|
• Two (2) AAA Batteries
• The Prodigy® Control Solution (4 mL)
• Prodigy® Test Strips (10 ct)
• Sterile Lancets (10 ct)
• Lancing Device
• Carrying Case
• Complete Instructions:
3. Quick Reference
4. Warranty Card
|Your Prodigy AutoCode® Meter|
• Two (2) AAA Batteries
• Carrying Case
• Complete Instructions:
3. Quick Reference
4. Warranty Card
(Additional supplies can be
purchased from your provider.)
How the Meter Kit Works.
Here, we shall examine the speaking function of the meter, that is when and what does the meter speak or voice out, the steps involved in setting up the meter, as well as the procedures in performing a blood glucose test.
The Prodigy AutoCode® meter talks you through each step of your testing procedure.
|When does the meter speak?|
The meter speaks when;
|What does the meter voice out?|
|It is turned on.|
Room temperature is
outside operating range; which
is 50°F–104°F (10°C–40°C).
The device is ready to test
(appears on display).
Your test is completed
(the result appears on the
Meter is turned off.
A used test strip is inserted.
|Your Prodigy® meter is on. |
It says ‘Please wait’.
Meter says “Please insert the test strip”.
Room temperature is out of range.
Please apply blood into the test strip.
Blood glucose (number) milligrams per
deciliter/millimoles per liter.
A test strip has been used.
Steps to set up your meter.
Based on the users’ manual provided by the manufacturing company, the following steps are involved in setting up the meter.
Insert the Batteries
|Open the battery cover located on the backside of the meter. Insert two|
(2) AAA Alkaline batteries and align them properly.
Enter Setup Mode
|Do press and hold the “SET” button located in the battery compartment.|
The meter is now in setup mode.
“Your Prodigy® meter is on. Please wait. Setting mode. English.”
|The language option appears first with “L-1” on the LCD. By default, “L-1” indicates the default language (English); |
“L-2” indicates the second language (Spanish);
“L-3” indicates the third language (French), and
And “L-4” indicates the fourth language (Arabic).
You will also press the “M” button to select a language. With the correct language selected, press the “SET” button and a number will appear.
Setting Volume Level
|The meter displays a number.|
• Numbers 1 to 3 indicate speaking volume from low to high, where “the volume” is displayed on the LCD during testing.
• Number 0 indicates that the speaking function is turned off.
Set the Year
|Try to press and release the “M” button to advance the year. With the correct year on the display, press the “SET” button, and the date will appear on the display with the month segment flashing.|
|You may press and release the “M” button to advance the month. With the correct month on the display, press the “SET” button, and the date segment will start flashing.|
|Also, press and release the “M” button to advance the date. With the correct date on the display, press the “SET” button, and the time will appear on the display with the hour segment flashing.|
|Again, press and release the “M” button to advance the hour. With the correct hour on the display, press the “SET” button, and the minutes segment will start flashing.|
|Still, press and release the “M” button to advance the minutes. With the correct minutes on the display, press the “SET” button, and the current unit of measurement will start flashing.|
Note that Day averages are calculated from results obtained during the 7, 14, and 28 days preceding the current date and time settings.
Select Unit of Measurement
|Furthermore, you will have to press and release the “M” button until the unit|
of measurement you are choosing appears on the display. Press the “SET” button and the memory segment will start flashing.
Your meter can display test results in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or millimoles per liter (mmoL/L).
• The mg/dL unit is standard in the United States.
• While the mmol/L unit is standard in Canada.
|When the “dEL” symbol and the flashing “m” symbol appears on the display, you can choose to clear the memory. If you do not want to clear the memory, press the “SET” button again to skip this step.|
If you want to clear ALL memory, press the “M” button for (4) four seconds and both “dEL” and “m” will flash. Press the “M” button again to delete ALL memory. The “- – -” will appear to indicate all memory has been deleted and the meter will turn off.
The setup is now complete. Press the “SET” button.
“OFF” is displayed and the meter turns off.
Procedures in Performing a Blood Glucose Test.
Insert the Test Strip
|Insert a test strip with the contact bar end entering into the test strip slot first. Push the test strip as far as it will go without bending it. The meter turns on automatically.|
Voice Speaks: “Your Prodigy® meter is on. Please wait. Please apply blood into the test strip.”
Apply Blood Sample
|When the meter shows the “a liquid drop sign”, apply blood to the opening of the absorbent channel of the test strip where it meets the narrow channel. Blood will be drawn into the test strip. If the test strip confirmation window is full, you will hear a beep.|
The Voice Speaks: “Now testing.”
If the confirmation window is not full, “L-b” is displayed and a new test strip will need to be used. If you have trouble filling the test strip, please contact Customer Care at 1.800.243.2636 for assistance.
Caution: DO NOT:
• Smear or scrape the blood onto the test strip.
• Apply blood to the test strip when the test strip is not in
• Put blood or foreign objects into the test strip slot.
Read Your Result
|After the meter counts down from 6 to 1, your blood glucose test result appears along with the unit of measure, date, and time.|
Meter’s Voice Speaks: “Blood glucose 108 mg/dL.”
This blood glucose result is automatically stored in the meter memory. Turn the meter off by removing the test strip. Discard the used test strip carefully to avoid contamination.
Caution: If you cannot test due to a problem with your testing
supplies, contact Customer Care at 1.800.243.2636. Failure to test
could delay treatment and/or lead to serious medical conditions.
Using the Meter Memory.
The Prodigy AutoCode® meter stores a maximum of the 450 most recent blood glucose test results with date and time in its memory. It also provides you with 7, 14 and 28–day averages of your blood glucose test results. You can review the individual or average test results by entering the memory mode.
Enter the Memory Mode
|While the meter is turned off, press the “M” button twice. The 7–day average will appear, indicating that you are in the memory mode. If you continue to press the “M” button, the 14 and 28–day averages will appear in order. You can then review the last 450 individual test results in memory. When using the meter for the first time or when the memory has been deleted, “- – -” appears, indicating there are no test results in the meter memory.|
Recalling Average Test Results
|The 7–day average is calculated from the blood glucose results obtained during the last 7 days. It also indicates how many blood glucose tests have been performed within this period, e.g., 21 (21 tests in the last 7 days). The 14–day average is calculated from the blood|
glucose test results obtained during the last 14 days. It, too, indicates how many blood glucose tests have been performed, e.g., 41 (41 tests in the last 14 days). The 28–day average shows the same information.
Recalling Individual Test Results
|After the 28–day average, the most recent test result with date and time will be shown. Press the “M” button once and in the next most recent test the result will appear. Each time you press and release the “M” button, the meter will recall up to your last 450 test results in order. When the memory is full, the oldest test result is dropped as the newest is added. After reaching the last individual result, it will return back to the 7–day average.|
Exit the Memory Mode
|Press and hold the “M” button for two (2) seconds to turn off the meter.|
Important: If you do not press any buttons for one (1) minute, the meter will display “OFF” and turn off automatically.
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Product Dimensions||1.75 x 1 x 3.88 inches; 8.75 Ounces|
|Item model number||English & Spanish Talking|
|Date First Available||May 20, 2010|
|Manufacturer||Prodigy Diabetes Care|
|Best Sellers Rank||#157,158 in Health & Household (See Top 100 in Health & Household) |
#196 in Blood Glucose Monitors
|Customer Reviews||4.3 out of 5 stars 194 ratings|
There are many diabetic monitoring kits in the market and the prodigy autocode talking meter kit is one of those good brands. The qualities of this product as revealed by users and manufacturing company and organization of usage directives are demonstrated. Yet there is the need for more research and knowledge about this product especially for new users (newbies) and we also suggest new users should consult their physicians before visiting their Diabetic Warehouse here while making a purchase.
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