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Data Happy Diabetics....
#1
Question 
I know there are a whole bunch of data addicts on this board - that's why we came, right? Big Grin and I know that many of us are diabetics. I need to get a new meter --- so what meters do the folks here like and why?
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#2
Bayer Contour Next USB. Decent software. I can plug it into the computer and get the data from it whenever. If you register it, they send you a cool case. I have 2. One I keep here at my desk. The other I keep in my bag. The strips aren't too expensive. The stabber thingy takes any lancet. The Bayer ones they recommend are ghastly expensive.

Edited to add: the only thing I dislike about it is the device only has three options to enter for when you take a test: fasting, before a meal, after a meal, and other. You can't customize on the device itself. You can make notes within the software and it shows up in the reports but I wish I could select it on the device so I remember. Like, feeling weird or got the shakes.

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#3
Is the software cross-platform? or is it Winders only??? Cross platform or mobile (android, not iphone) would be a huge plus for me
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#4
I use the Bayer Contour Next Link USB meter. I like it because it is accurate compared to the A1C test that is done at the doctor's office. It is small and also "talks" to my insulin pump. I don't use Bayer's software because when I download my pump, every blood stick has already been entered automatically. I use Accu-Chek Multiclix lancet device.
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#5
No, Bayer doesn't have a mobile app. I keep looking for one but, nope.

Edited to add: their software is for Win and Mac.

If you go to look at them, you want the Contour Next, not just the regular Contour. Their ContourNext website has coupons for the meter and a card you can get to save on the strips each month.
PaulaO2
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Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.




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#6
I like their importance on accuracy!!! the reason I need a new one is bc the current one is horribly unreliable and I have had the same sample be different by > 50. Simply unacceptable. (It's an Ultra2 and several yrs old)
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#7
(10-18-2015, 02:40 AM)DariaVader Wrote: I like their importance on accuracy!!! the reason I need a new one is bc the current one is horribly unreliable and I have had the same sample be different by > 50. Simply unacceptable. (It's an Ultra2 and several yrs old)

Sorry I don't remember where I read this, but I read that if your meter is more than 2 years old that it might need to be replaced because of accuracy issues. I've also had meters that differ greatly from one reading to the next - even though the readings are taken one right after another. I can't speak for other people, but I've found that even though the Bayer Contour Next USB meter is great, the customer service from Bayer absolutely awful.

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#8
I'm a little late to this thread, but just so you know, that manufacturing standards change as of Jan 1. All meters MADE must be within a plus or minus 15% accuracy. Currently, it is 20%. Accucheck meters already met this law requirement. Bayer NEXT all meet the new standard.

Meters will continue to be sold on the old standard until they run out. The pharmacists at both Target and Walmart didn't even know about this change, so have no idea whether their meters met the new standard or not. My doctor said that if you aren't using insulin, having the higher level of accuracy isn't really going to change anything.

Now, the snag. If you want your insurance to continue to pay for your strips for your new meter, you are going to have to have your doc write you a new prescription for the new meter. In addition, if you want a Bayer next meter, you can get a free one up until the end of this year through their web site. You'll get a coupon and combined with your doctor's prescription, you'll get a free meter.

If you want an app that you enter your info in (vs. using the Bayer USB one), GB Pro works very nicely. I've been using it for two years. Easy to log your data. You can try it for free to see if it suits your needs. I think the upgrade is $5.

Ok, probably more than you want to know...
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#9
no.... that is exactly what i wanted to know Big Grin bought a new next usb -- only to find the stupid ins company will not cover the strips Angry unfortunately, the usb next agreed with my old ultra2.... my blood sugar is now officially out of control for the first time in 30 years of managing it Sad
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#10
I tried the AccuChek meters and hated them; they require too much blood. My favorite meter is the Freestyle Lite - requires a very small amount of blood and you don't have to keep track on the supply number or key it into the reader every time you change tubes.
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. 
ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA.
INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINIONS ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF FACT.
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