Frequently Asked Questions


Are 3rd-party diabetic test strips OK to use?

Yes, choosing 3rd-party test strips (ones made by a different company than your glucose monitor) may be a more economical solution for your diabetic supply needs. It is important to remember to make sure your test strips work correctly with your monitor. Check read all labeling to be certain that they are compatible.

GenUltimate!® are designed to be used to LifeScan Ultra®, Ultra®2 and UltraMini® meters. Scientific studies have proven that GenUltimate!® will give you the same reliable results as Ultra® strips. And GenUltimate!® works like Ultra® strips with the same sample size and same fast results.

Does it matter when my meter was made?

GenUltimate!® with calibration codes 4, 10 and 13 are for use with OneTouch® Ultra®, Ultra®2 and UltraMini® Meters. Independent studies have proven that there is no difference in performance or technology between meters made before or after 2010. View Studies

Will my Ultra® meter need special calibration to use GenUltimate! test strips?

No, OneTouch® Ultra®, Ultra®2, and UltraMini® meters sold in the US have coding capability. Code numbers are used to calibrate your meter with the test strips you are using to obtain accurate test results.You must code every Ultra® meter before using it for the first time and then every time you change to another vial of test strips.

Coding is easy! Start with the meter off. With clean dry hands, remove a GenUltimate!® Test strip from the vial. Insert the test strip into the test port. Make sure the three contact bars and meter are facing you. Push the test strip in as far as it will go. Do Not bend the test strip.

After the start-up test screen appears, the meter will display the code from your last test. If the codes already match, wait three seconds. If the code on the meter does not match the code on the test strip vial, press ▲ or ▼ to match the code number on the test strip vial. Wait approximately 3 seconds. The display will advance to the screen with the flashing blood drop icon. The meter is now ready to perform a blood glucose test.

Watch this video to see how to set the code on an UltraMini® meter.*

How should the strips be stored?

Use within 90 days of opening the test strip vial and always close the cap on the vial after each use. Unused strips should be stored in their original vial at room temperature between 40°-86°F (4°-30°C). DO NOT refrigerate or freeze.

What are the indications for use?

GenUltimate!® Test Strips with calibration codes 4, 10 and 13 are for use with OneTouch® Ultra®, Ultra®2 and UltraMini® Meters. They are used to quantitatively measure glucose in fresh capillary whole blood samples taken from the finger, forearm or palm. Testing is done outside the body (in vitro diagnostic use). They are indicated for use by people with diabetes in their home as an aid to monitor the effectiveness of diabetes control. The system is not intended for the diagnosis of or screening for diabetes mellitus and is not intended for use on neonates.

Will my insurance cover GenUltimate!® blood glucose test strips?

GenUltimate!® is covered by Medicare Parts B & D, by major health issuers, and major HMO and PPO benefits. More importantly, GenUltimate!® is priced low enough to benefit under-insured or uninsured customers. Contact your health insurance provider to find out about your personal coverage options.

How can I purchase GenUltimate!® blood glucose test strips?

GenUltimate!® can be purchased online, from our trusted distributor FullCircleDiabetes.com. To place an order by phone, call toll-free 1-855-436-7877. GenUltimate!® is also available from various online retailers on Walmart.com. Groupon, EBay and Amazon which may offer free or expedited shipping or other discounts. GenUltimate!® will be available soon at most retailers and pharmacies. Contact your local pharmacist to inquire about availability.

*This video was not produced by or for GenUltimate! and is being presented here as an informational tool.