(07-31-2015, 05:42 PM)GrammaBear Wrote: How do you find out when the blood glucose monitors were manufactured? I'm not doubting your facts, I would have no idea of where to look. People offer 'new' monitors on eBay for cheap - but I bought one on there once that expired in 2011. My fault because I didn't look closely enough at the listing - I do now. I have a Bayer Contour Next Link meter (which means it 'talks' to my insulin pump) and about half the time the meter tells me that I've inserted a used strip and to please put in a new one. This all happens in spite of the fact that I have never put a used strip into the meter. Bayer customer service absolutely sucks. I've spent many times trying to convince them that I don't try to re-use test strips. They just will not compromise at all.
I don't know anything about the insulin pumps. To find out how old your meter is, you can contact Bayer with the serial number and they can tell you. I just used the online chat. Bayer NEXT does meet the new requirements, but as mentioned, I know absolutely nothing about insulin pumps or related equipment.
For those of you with an ordinary Bayer Contour meter, if you go to their web page and use the chat, you can get a coupon for a free upgrade meter (Next). This is only available until December and you have to have a prescription on file for it (yeah, I know, I can't help it -it's their requirement even though you don't NEED a prescription for a meter!). They just needed the serial number from the meter you have.