Meter Care

By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2008-10-10 04:19:15 -0500
Started 2008-10-09 23:49:22 -0500

So many times, people have taken their BS and said their levels were off.
this may not even be the case!
You should regularly be cleaning your meter. When you clean it, it will recalibrate it self so you will get correct readings.
If your meter is over 10 years old, time for a new one.
If you are not sure how to clean your meter, call your local hospital and ask if there is a diabetes clinic. If so, call the clinic and ask them to show you how to clean your meter. You can get cleaner and instructions from your company by writing them.

3 replies

marvinvwinkle 2008-10-10 01:37:40 -0500 Report

With all the free meters that are on the web. I don't think getting a new meter is a problem. Plus your Endo should have free meters too. There is no reason to keep a malfunctioning meter. I do agree that you should keep them clean along with the fingers that you test on.

kdroberts 2008-10-10 02:28:38 -0500 Report

I agree. Unfortunately they make it cheaper and more convenient to get a new meter rather than take care of your existing one. It's at the point where it's more value for money to get a new meter rather than change the battery in your old one! You get the battery, some test strips, a brand new meter with brand new warranty and a lancing device for free. Batteries are cheap but can't compete with free.

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