how long will it last

By cuddlebear Latest Reply 2014-07-21 12:25:20 -0500
Started 2009-06-24 21:49:27 -0500

How long is the avarge life span of a meter

17 replies

RebDee 2014-07-21 09:58:48 -0500 Report

OOPS, I was talking about a pump, not a meter. I get a new meter about once every two years OR whenever someone offers me a new one for free.

RebDee 2014-07-21 09:56:17 -0500 Report

I was told that after 7 years, I could get a new one. Well, its after 7 years for me and now I have been told that since it is still working properly, I can't get a new one until this one stops working.

Lovepo 2009-07-03 13:09:36 -0500 Report

It lasts a long time if you take care of it. But, they are always coming out with newer models that are better to use. I always want to get the latest ones.

claudiam1 2009-07-02 23:07:44 -0500 Report

I got a new free-style lite a couple of months ago and it reads high all the time. I did a comparison between the freestyle and the breeze 2. The Breeze Blood Test was 105 and the Freestyle was 145? Can anybody tell me why the difference?

Pat-O 2014-07-21 12:25:20 -0500 Report

Have heard that too.. Some meters need to be calibrated, some are just garbage meters (read bs terrible & inaccurate) - my bayer one is pretty good, haven't had any problems with

lipsie 2009-07-03 08:19:13 -0500 Report

I dunno either but I have been having the same thing…I use mine…freestyle lite like yours' and my finances and its quite the difference … I dunno!! *shrug* sorry! Sheila

SkipT 2009-07-03 12:04:10 -0500 Report

The unfortunate truth is that meters are not that accurate and are allowed a margin of error of + or - 20%. Also this is true for A1C testing equipment. I wish they would stop trying to cutsie up the meters with colors and colored test strips and just make the darn thing more accurate!

SkipT 2009-06-27 09:10:39 -0500 Report

I was told that you should keep a meter no longer than three years. The reasoning is that technology is constantly changing and new meters are more advanced.

GabbyPA 2009-06-27 14:19:56 -0500 Report

My only problem with that is that the new ones are also more expensive to operate. If mine is working fine, then I am good. I can't afford the new fan-dangled strips and disks and stuff. Keep it simple, and I am good.

Sarguillo 2009-06-25 13:25:10 -0500 Report

In the olden days, some meters did not have removable batteries and you had to send it back to the factory for a new battery. Now a days, most meters, you can replace the batteries. New and better meters will come along before you wear out a meter. Free meters are offered to us all the time, so why buy a new meter? I havent paid for one in over 10 years. They just want you to use their stips so alot of them offer a free meter. I pass along my old meters to anyone in my vacinity that wants one.

lipsie 2009-06-25 09:07:02 -0500 Report

Why thanks Gabby!!! The doll is our son, well my son, his step-son and same with the one on top..they actually are twins, lol.Sheila

GabbyPA 2009-06-25 08:54:09 -0500 Report

I don't know what the average is, but if you maintain your meter, keep it dry, and change your battery as needed it should last you for years. The one I use the most was given to me by my mom who used it for at least 3 years, and I am now on my second year with it. I always gauge it with my newer meters and with the doctor's office reading to see if it is in the right range, and so far so good.

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