What meter should I buy

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-05-14 13:54:19 -0500
Started 2014-05-12 17:59:24 -0500

If you had to choose what meter do you use. They sent me a Clever Choice voice+.
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juliahooten 2014-05-14 13:54:19 -0500 Report

I have the "one touch ultra link" from Medtronic and I honestly love it. my blood sugars are very accurate and it links to my pump so I don't have to plug it in :)

tabby9146 2014-05-13 12:01:18 -0500 Report

I liked the One touch ultra mini that my doc gave me when I was diagnosed years ago. I bought another one too, two years after that, and they were great, but I always wanted to try another, so recently my pharmacist recommended TrueResult and I really like it. I sometimes compare it to my OTUM, and it is very very close. Very important to test them with the testing solution before using and perdiodically all along.

tabby9146 2014-05-13 12:03:10 -0500 Report

oh and with my True Result, the strips are only $9 for go, the reason I switched meters I had a prescription with my doc's office and I was still paying $30 for 30 strips, too much!! in the past, for a few years, I had paid $30 for 3 months worth!! then insurance changed! So I kind of needed to switch.

wraithmb 2014-05-13 08:58:24 -0500 Report

I use an ibgstar, which connects to the iphone. It uses the ibgstar software to keep a logbook of your results from your meter. You can also punch in your carb, insulin, and enter customized comments. It's a little pricey, at around 80 for the machine ($cdn) and if I remember right the strips are about 90 cdn for 100. To me it's well worth the price, I'm not very good at remembering to take paper and pen everywhere, and I seldom have a chance to sit down at a computer.

Previously, I had used the OneTouch Ultrasmart meter, which I believe you can now get for free when you buy strips, but it had a lot of the same features and it did a lot more on the machine itself in terms of analyzing your results.

So far these are my favorite 2, a close third is the USB contour, which comes loaded with software and plugs into a USB port to analyze your readings on a computer.

jayabee52 2014-05-12 18:09:01 -0500 Report

Never heard of a clever choice meter,but I researched it and found that the retali price on the strips were $35.99. The strips I found were discounted to $8.99. but that may not always be the price.

If you can keep the price of the strips at that $8.99 that would be good as the strips are the most costly part of running a glucometer.

Otherwise I would suggest buying a Reli-on meter from Walmart and using their strips for $9.00.

God's best to you and yours!
James Baker

haoleboy 2014-05-12 18:16:44 -0500 Report

+1 on that ReliOn Prime from Walmart with the $9 / 50 test strips. Been working fine for me for over a year now.