What are the best meters and strips to use

By sweet61 Latest Reply 2013-08-28 14:36:52 -0500
Started 2013-08-27 19:56:10 -0500

I'm new here and I think this site will give me some good advice. I got diagnosed 12yrs ago with type 2 diabetes and wasn't sure which meter and strips to use. How do you know for certain that they are accurate? Some strips are so expensive that I just can't afford them so I have been using the RELY meter and strips. Can anyone tell me what is the most accurate? Thanks:)

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2 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-08-28 14:36:52 -0500 Report

The cheapest place I have found meters and strips is Wal-Mart. I have several but only use one. If you have more than one meter, you can test each one to see if the results vary. They can be off so if I test with one meter and I get a 100 and the other meter is 102, I don't worry about it because it is still in the range I want to be in. I think each person who has a meter is going to tell you their meter is the most accurate so that may not help you.

There are ads on this site that offer free meters and they come with strips. You have to comparison shop to find the best prices for the strips. There are times I get coupons in the mail for the strips or on an email. I usually give them to friends because rarely are they for a meter I own.

forsakes alive
forsakes alive 2013-08-28 10:22:38 -0500 Report

The thought I have is to get 1 from your Doc,it will be good for you as well as the Doc,to be able to download the info from the meter given to you. It shouldn't cost you anything to get 1,other than the strips,yet the new 1 should come with maybe 10 strips and the Doc should give a full container of strips. All you have to do is ask for it.

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