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Which glucose meters do you guys use?
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Paula: You're a Wiki editor. Might be time to add pokey thing to the wiki. Grin
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Also use the Bayer Contour USB and software. In this line is a Contour Next USB which I assume adds ability to add additional blood to avoid using a new strip. A feature which would be nice to have.
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#13
Interesting:

"Second-Chance™ Sampling allows you to apply more blood to the same test strip to help prevent wasted test strips."

I didn't know that.
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I have a box full of glucometers. The oldest one is a Reflolux which still has it original 9 volt batttey in it,and it turns on. I can't use it of course because I have no test strips. Which is always the reason I change meters.

I believe I got that meter in the late 1980's; when I switch from dosing insulin by counting carbs to dosing by BGL. I have never had a battery go dead in a meter I was using yet.

I did go through the box and turn them all on before writing his post. One of the older Accu-Check meters did not come on. All of the rest of still appear to have good batteries.

I use a one touch meter right now because last year many insurance companies dropped several test strips off their formularies. I switched AGAIN to keep my cost at zero.

I actually do not like Accu-Check test strips because there are to many test failures, and they seem to need a large blood sample.

The Bayer Contour looks like an interesting meter to try based on these posts. However, I checked with my insurance provider and the Bayer Contour test strip are not covered.

So I guess this would be good time for rant about insurance companies practicing medicine

Angry




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Some good info. Thanks again guys.
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What I am now using is One Touch VerioIQ. All depends on what doctor orders and medicare will pay for.
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Where are you getting test strips for the Verio IQ?
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I use the Bayer Contour Next link USB and have found it to be dependable and accurate - 'except' when it needs to be charged. Make sure you check the status of the charge on this meter. I used this meter when I had a Medtronic pump and it 'talked' to my pump. Now that I have a different pump, the meter and the pump are not connected but the meter still functions very well.
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You have CGM. Why would you need the meter to talk to the pump?
I know that even with CGM, you still have to do finger sticks to get calibration readings.
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(09-06-2016, 05:55 AM)Marthajoy7 Wrote: What I am now using is One Touch VerioIQ. All depends on what doctor orders and medicare will pay for.

Medicare covers most meters/strips if you get them at the local pharmacy. Not so if you do mailorder. I don't know if you are on an Advantage plan as I've always had PPO supplemental policy. Basically, tell your doc what you would like. All of the local endos use software that isn't specific to a manufacturer, so don't really care specifically what meter you use. If you go with a Contour Next (which is replacing the Contour line), you do get free batteries. If you need more strips than insurance will give you, you can get them cheaper at Amazon or Ebay than you would at a local pharmacy.
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