solution to check meter

By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2010-02-15 17:14:32 -0600
Started 2010-02-14 08:03:25 -0600

Does anybody buy the solution to check to
make sure meter is properly working? They
say you should do this everytime you start
a new vial of test strips. I just use my free
that comes with the meter.

16 replies

cc9 2010-02-15 09:01:28 -0600 Report

i havent heard about the test solution you guys are talking about. i have an accue-check meter as well. i think i shall ask my pharmacist about it.

Roy531 2010-02-15 09:11:00 -0600 Report

I have an ACCU-CHEK Aviva and have had the Advantage and they have solutions Do ask your pharmacist he should be able to get it for you. Actually 2 solutions one for low and one for high.

cc9 2010-02-15 09:15:46 -0600 Report

thanks roy. whats the solution called?

Roy531 2010-02-15 09:23:15 -0600 Report

Just tell your pharmacist you want the test solution for your meter, he should know what you are talking about. Mine did anyway. If you have an Aviva it will be the test solution for Aviva. they make a different solution for each meter.

Kirla 2010-02-14 14:07:16 -0600 Report

When I received my meter they sent me the solution. They may of charged my insurance company for the solution, the meter was free. I used it once, before I started to use the meter. It wastes a strip. I found out that I can get one free meter a year. Next month it will be one year. So next time I order supplies I should get a new meter. When my new meter arrives I will use the solution to test the meter before I use it. My wife wants to take my old one to the Philippines. She wants to test her brothers there. Diabetes is a rapidly growing disease all over the world.

MAYS 2010-02-14 14:43:47 -0600 Report

That's very thoughtful and considerate of your wife.
Putting the meter to good use instead of letting it just sit somewhere, very thoughtful indeed !

cc9 2010-02-15 09:00:16 -0600 Report

but will that be accurate? i dont mean the readings but the diagnosis of diabetes. i had to have a glucose tolerance test over a period of four hours i think and provide an urine sample and blood sample in particular time frames.

Kirla 2010-02-15 10:51:32 -0600 Report


I never had any test, other than The A1C test and blood sugar readings. When diagnosed my A1C was 14.1. Fasting blood sugar was 366. A few days later in the urgent care room my blood sugar was around 285, five hours after eating lunch. I didn’t really need any other tests, to prove to me I had a problem with blood sugar. Neither did my doctor.

My wife just wants to test her brothers. If there blood sugar before eating is above 120 or so and more than 200, an hour or two after eating, they will know they have a problem. They can go to the doctor to be diagnosed. My wife’s brother hardly goes to a doctor. Over there he sees a witchdoctor whenever he has a problem. I don’t think a witchdoctor is going to test his blood sugar.

cc9 2010-02-15 17:14:32 -0600 Report

i doubt the witch doc is going to either. thanks for sharing how you came to be diagnosed.

Harlen 2010-02-14 10:34:43 -0600 Report

I dont think I ever payed for one lol always just get a new meter they just send me a new one every 4 to 5 months
Best wishes all

Roy531 2010-02-14 10:39:27 -0600 Report

That must be nice. Of course I haven't had to buy a meter, the first one my insurance gave when I was diagnosed, I called them to see if and what they covered. They asked me if I was just diagnosed I said I was and they sent me a meter. Every once in a while will get an email that will offer a free meter. I have about 8. I was told they should be replaced every 3 years.

Roy531 2010-02-14 08:23:52 -0600 Report

I buy the solution to check my meter, according to ACCU-CHEK should check the meter when I change the code key. Just tell my pharmacist when I want to get some and he orders it for me. Suppose to be good for 3 months but have gone past that because I forget to order it.

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