need to change meters

By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2011-11-09 19:08:59 -0600
Started 2011-11-08 06:14:11 -0600

I have been using one touch for many years. The mail in pharmacy told me after the first of the year, one touch is raising prices too high. They will not carry them any more. They are suggesting accu chek aviva. Any imput would be great. I go
to the dr. soon and will also ask her.

8 replies

Young1s 2011-11-08 13:04:38 -0600 Report

I am in somewhat of the same boat. I have been using the One Touch Ultra Mini but the cost of strips is wrecking havoc on my wallet. So my doc gave me a prescription for the Freestyle Freedom Lite. The problem is, after testing with both for a week I don't know which to go by. The meter #s differences are all over the place; they range from 10 to 40 points at any given time. There is no discernable pattern, no rhyme or reason for this. I want to change, but don't know which reading I should beleive. Help?

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-09 19:08:59 -0600 Report

I use the One Touch Ultra Mini also. I bought it because it was small and easy to take with me. But the strips are outrageous!

MEGriff1950 2011-11-08 12:53:08 -0600 Report

If you have medicare insurance then the pharmacy who has been sending your orders are correct in informing you of the upcoming changes. I get my prescriptions filled at walmart, I had a fight to keep my Freestlye test strips as my medicare HMO only allows for True Track. After trying 3 different True Tracks that were 40 to 60 higher then my actual blood tests my dr was able to get my insurance to fill the prescript for my Freestlye. Many companies will send you free meters, I suggest testing all new meters against your old reliable one. The best test is to take your meter with you when you have your next blood draw. Check you blood when they draw. Your test results will let you know how accurate your meter is.

kdroberts 2011-11-08 12:26:02 -0600 Report

It's not the pharmacies place to tell you that. Who is it and what type of insurance do you have? OneTouch haven't raised prices for a long time but maybe they raised the invoice price to the pharmacy and they are making less money off it. Either way, they should not be dictating your treatment.

pixsidust 2011-11-08 10:16:22 -0600 Report

This prior discussion should help you. I have only used one meter so have no idea how they compare. I use the accu-chek compact. Accu-chek aviva ranks second on the list in a consumer report for accuracy. Here is the link to the discussion
here is the link to the consumer report.;

hillwalker 2011-11-09 00:04:32 -0600 Report

actually the consumer reports stated the compact and aviva were equally accurate they just rated the compact higher based on convenience i use the aviva and like it but it is the only one i have used