BAYER BREEZE2 TEST STRIPS DISCONTINUED!
Bayer Ascensia, the manufacture of Breeze2, has recently announced that they will no longer be distributing Bayer Breeze2 blood glucose test strips and its related accessories.
The discontinuation of Breeze2 blood glucose monitoring system was first made public in 2015. Despite the official discontinuation of the Breeze2 meter, the manufacturer decided to grandfather the existing users until the end of 2017. Beginning in January 2018 Bayer Ascensia officially declared that they will no longer be distributing Breeze2 blood glucose test strips.
BAYER BREEZE2 TEST STRIPS DISCONTINUED, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
This means Bayer Breeze2 test strips and accessories will soon be impossible to obtain. This is obviously sad news for long-term users of Breeze2 who have been replying upon great features of this monitoring system, specially the the disc feature which simply eliminates fumbling withe individual test strips.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Given the manufacturer has decided to stop the distribution of Breeze2 test strips, you can soon expect a tremendous shortage in the market. This often results in a significant increase in the price. Stock up as many boxes of Breeze2 as you can if you wish to continue using your Breeze2 meter for as long as possible. Otherwise, consider switching to a new blood glucose monitoring system.
HAVING DIFFICULTY HANDLING INDIVIDUAL STRIPS?
Based on the feedback we have received from former Breeze2 users we have learned that those who switched to either GlucoCard Vital test strips or GlucoCard Expression test strips had less grip issues. This is due to the large size of these strips. GlucoCard Vital strips are even bigger and wider than GlucoCard Expression.
Please note though you get a better grip with GlucoCard Vital or Expression systems you still have to handle individual strips. These 2 systems simply offer a wider grip than average test strips making them ideal candidates for users who may have an issue with handling the individual strips.
IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE?
With Bayer Breeze2 test strips discontinued some users may seek out an alternative test strip for their meter. Unfortunately, there is no alternative or generic test strips that can be used with the Breeze2 blood glucose meter. In fact, there is blood glucose monitoring system in the market that works the same way as Breeze2. You will need to switch to a new blood glucose monitoring system.
Before you can choose a new blood glucose monitoring system you need to decide whether you wish to continue using one of Bayer’s meters or switch to a different brand. Decide from one of the two options below.
- BAYER ASCENSIA METERS: This includes the following meters
- OTHER BRANDS. Choose from a list of glucose meters or glucose meter kits.
Choosing the right glucose monitoring system is never an easy task. There are many different brands of glucose monitors available in the marketing each one presenting a variety of features. In general, there is no such a thing as good or bad blood glucose monitor. The choice is dependent on a number of factors including accuracy, user-friendliness, size, time, cost, and software. To learn more see how to select a glucose monitoring system. Lastly, to make an informed decision we recommend visiting each product page and looking into the actual product reviews submitted by verified buyers.