WHICH IS THE BEST METER

TK Pandey
By TK Pandey Latest Reply 2014-06-11 08:16:31 -0500
Started 2014-06-09 06:34:14 -0500

Hi friends,

Please tell me some links who can guide me to a choose the best meter in the world.. I need it..


7 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-11 08:16:31 -0500 Report

The "best" meter is the one that works best for you and your needs. I have one that test both blood and ketones. It is the one I rarely use because it is not the one I like the best.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-06-10 07:39:59 -0500 Report

The "best" meter is the one that you'll use! I am currently using both the Bayer Contour Next meter and the One Touch Ultra and One Touch Ultra Mini. Both are pretty accurate. Before that I liked the AccuCheck meter with a cartridge that had 17 test strips. All of these companies were very supportive if there were problems. Your choice might also depend on the cost of the strips and, if you have insurance, what your insurance company covers. Beginning in 2014, my insurer through Express Scripts would only cover the One Touch strips. I test 8 times a day.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-06-10 13:53:07 -0500 Report

Lou, I have express scripts, and didn't think they covered strips. I'll have to check into it further. Medicare does cover 80% though. Thanks for that tidbit!!
I also use a contour meter, and my endo uploads all my results. Seems to work fine.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-06-10 15:22:29 -0500 Report

Express Scripts is "just an administrator" for individual RX plans, as I understand it. (I had coverage through my husband's retirement plan and different plans might have different coverages…it's never easy is it?.) Before qualifying for Medicare recently, I was getting 700 strips to cover 90 days after my endo specified that I was to test 8 times daily on the RX. For 90 days that would total 720 strips but Express Scripts explained that they are not permitted to "overfill" and provide more than 90 days worth…how convenient! The key is to get your endo to specify how many strips you need/use per day. I have to go through a special authorization to get that many now through my Medicare Advantage plan with Humana…currently in process. I hope you get good results with your Express Scripts inquiry.

mahjah
mahjah 2014-06-09 21:11:54 -0500 Report

I use the freestyle lite.. have compared it to others, it seems more sensitive. But you may want to go with one which has cheaper strips. Unless you are worried about hypos ( I am not.) The most important thing is to test often esp post-meal.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-06-09 11:36:31 -0500 Report

Howdy TK
The term "best" meter can be rather subjective. It depends on what you mean by best. For me "best" might mean that it has a low cost to operate meaning strips are inexpensive.

Should you mean "best" as the "most accurate" it would mean an entirely different meter.

God's best to you and yours
James

wraithmb
wraithmb 2014-06-09 09:09:31 -0500 Report

My current one is the ibgstar, but it goes better with an iphone… If you have the iphone 5 or newer, I believe you will need the adapter as the ibgstar uses the older connector. The app is pretty handy too…