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New here, meter question

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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Hi I'm new to the group, not new to diabetes. I have been a type 2 diabetic since 2004. I am one of those girls that love love loves to eat, so naturally diabetes frusterates me on a daily basis! My question is: Which meter do you have, and why is it your fav? I have used Accu-Check (hate it!) and freestyle (love it!) and my Dr. wants me to use a precision because it tests ketones too. What's your opinion?

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yellowroseslh
by on Sep. 8, 2009 at 2:12 PM

I use and LOVE my One Touch Ultra mini.
have it in 3 coloras actually pink, silver and
purple.

You can get a FREE meter just fill out the
information and it will take about 6-8 weeks
(maybe sooner) to arrive.

The One Touch meters are all I have ever used
I have been a diabetic sine August 2005.

And for the record I FULLY understand the
loving food part, that has been a big issue
for me this year and my diabetes went WAY
out of control now I am on insulin to try to bring
it back into control.


logkai
by on Sep. 9, 2009 at 12:17 AM

Thanks for your reply! I went to that site and its not offered in Canada! But I'll se what I can dig up. I really liked one touch for the colors they offered, but I don't want to buy a meter based on looks. I want accuracy, and smaller blood drops for testing. I kind of don't know what each has to offer, maybe I should make a poll?

yellowroseslh
by on Sep. 9, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Thats a bummer that it isn't offered in Canada.

As for the Ultra mini being accurate it is and
using a small drop it does. I have been using
the One Touch meters since the beginning of
my diabetes in August 2005.


Quoting logkai:

Thanks for your reply! I went to that site and its not offered in Canada! But I'll se what I can dig up. I really liked one touch for the colors they offered, but I don't want to buy a meter based on looks. I want accuracy, and smaller blood drops for testing. I kind of don't know what each has to offer, maybe I should make a poll?


logkai
by on Sep. 9, 2009 at 11:56 PM

I found an offer for a free meter, you have to buy the strips (I think)...they are going to send me the coupon. Thanks!!!

mom2boys1997
by on Sep. 10, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Thank you for the link about the free meter. I ordered one.  Hopefully the stripswill not be too expensive. I buy insulin over the counter and pay full price.

Since we moved I am on a waiting list to see a doctor. Doctors accepting new patients are in such demand that you have to wait for an apt. I have not seen a doc since March and my strips ran out. I can only afford stripes or insulin but not both.

Mom2Jack04
by on Sep. 11, 2009 at 5:38 PM

I also use the One Touch Mini.....don't like the case it came with so I use another one, but I like the meter as a whole.  It's pretty inexpensive, only about $15 in stores. 

LyTe684
by on Sep. 13, 2009 at 6:20 PM

I wanted the One Touch Ultra Mini thing.. But I use a OneTouch UltraLink, as it comminucates with my Insulin Pump. Way more convenient. I've tried other brands, but none of them are as good as the One Touch brand. LOL

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