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RE: Reuse of needles w insulin pens
Freestyle is put out by Abbott. There are 4 different variations. You can usually get a meter for free because they want you to spend money on the test strips.

I've used a variety of meters over the years. The first few were some no-name brands I got because I didn't want to sink a lot of money into this new diagnosis just yet. They were awkward, ugly, gave weird results. I had to enter a code with each new can of strips. One I had to calibrate. I finally went to my pharmacist (non-big-box) and talked to him. He gave me a TRUEresult which I used for several years basically because the strips were so cheap. Then they came out with the True2Go meter that fit right on top the test strip can and I was happy. But I wanted the ability to track it more other than taking it from the meter and re-writing the data somewhere. After doing a lot of researching, I got the Bayer Contour Next USB. I love this thing. Small, plugs right into my computer, test strips aren't that expensive. Loved it so much I got two: one for my pack and one for my desk. My pharmacy gives me a discount on the strips because I pay cash (and they like me).

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RE: Reuse of needles w insulin pens
(06-20-2015 10:32 PM)PollCat Wrote:  
(06-20-2015 04:29 AM)DocWils Wrote:  you all know to use not the first drop but the second drop after wiping away the first drop, I am sure, so the lancet must penetrate the skin surface enough that you can get two drops out of it (squeeze, of course) and still allow the skin to seal almost immediately after.

I gave never been told this by any doctor or diabetes educator.

I was never actually trained on my meter. They just handed out a bag with a meter in it and told us how often to test and what the numbers were. Oh and to wash and dry your hands first. My brother does tell me that the technique is what he was taught. I guess training for those on insulin is different. I hope not to get there. Sad

Ill bet if I actually read the manual, it says that.
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RE: Reuse of needles w insulin pens
i was told by a friend that if a person wasn't on insulin that medicare only pays for one test strip per day
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RE: Reuse of needles w insulin pens
(07-02-2015 04:45 PM)me50 Wrote:  i was told by a friend that if a person wasn't on insulin that medicare only pays for one test strip per day

That is true.

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(07-02-2015 07:54 PM)justMongo Wrote:  
(07-02-2015 04:45 PM)me50 Wrote:  i was told by a friend that if a person wasn't on insulin that medicare only pays for one test strip per day

That is true.

well, I wonder if medicare has any idea which time of day that a diabetic that doesn't use insulin and/or metformin is supposed to test their blood.
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RE: Reuse of needles w insulin pens
(07-02-2015 08:00 PM)me50 Wrote:  
(07-02-2015 07:54 PM)justMongo Wrote:  
(07-02-2015 04:45 PM)me50 Wrote:  i was told by a friend that if a person wasn't on insulin that medicare only pays for one test strip per day

That is true.

well, I wonder if medicare has any idea which time of day that a diabetic that doesn't use insulin and/or metformin is supposed to test their blood.

Morning after waking on an empty stomach, normally.
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