I finally managed to save up enough to get the Relion Prime meter I've been wanting. I don't like the meter itself as much as I do my Bayer Contour, but you just can't beat the price of the strips - $9 for 50 strips. It has a cable and app for uploading data, but sadly it's only mobile format and I don't have an Ipad or smartphone so I manually add my results to my Bayer Glucolog.
I am curious though since I've noticed the strips don't appear to have gold in them like all the other brands do. This is probably why they are so much cheaper, but I wonder if it affects accuracy. I've done a lot of googling and came back with varied remarks. Some say it's off (higher) by around 10 pts. others say it's just as accurate as other meters. I generally question online reviews because many companies pay people to leave positive reviews online so you're never quite sure how valid the reviews are. I don't have any strips for my other meters to compare it to and was wondering if anyone here has done their own comparison. It seems to be fairly accurate in regards to how I feel, but I have insomnia issues and exhaustion sometimes mimics feelings of being "high" so it can be hard for me to judge sometimes if I'm high or just desperately need sleep.
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