So I was just diagnosed with pre-diabetes (heading into type 2) and I bought this meter to take a look at how my sugar is on a day to day basis. My A1C was 111, which isn't bad but it's not great either. The meter comes with a package and has great organization for the strips. however the kit itself only has 10 lancets and no strips. Not even a coupon. However, the speed and set up is rather nice, the micro little drop of blood it requests is amazing from what I have heard other monitors need. And the price per strip is reasonable.