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Old 09-22-2014, 18:08   #1
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I've been using the iBG star for 2 years now and it keeps giving me inaccurate readings..I've replaced it 2X already for a new one and now I don't know if this is a good meter. I only like it because of the convenience of just plugging it into my iPhone and it automatically syncs my readings and I can even put comments and notes and then email it directly to my doctor and nurse practioner. Any suggestions as to what is the best reliable meter out there in market?

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I use the Relion mini. It seems to be as accurate as I need.




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I use One Touch Ultra, it works well for my purposes.

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I use the Accu-chek Aviva. I really like it a lot. But once I run out of the strips I have, I will be using the One Touch Ultra I think it is. My ins switched me at the beginning of the year.

I also log all my readings into the app Glucose Buddy which also syncs online. You can add notes there too. Since my dr has never asked me to email or even bring in my numbers, I have no experience with that.

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I use the Accu-chek Aviva. I really like it a lot. But once I run out of the strips I have, I will be using the One Touch Ultra I think it is. My ins switched me at the beginning of the year. I also log all my readings into the app Glucose Buddy which also syncs online. You can add notes there too. Since my dr has never asked me to email or even bring in my numbers, I have no experience with that.
Thanks! I'll try that app and maybe I can use another meter, I heard freestyle is good, but I've used the one touch ultra mini before so I might get that.

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I've used a True Track and A Bayer Contour Next. They give almost exactly the same readings when doing side by side tests unless I'm spiking high in the clouds over 300 then they tend to differ by 15-20 points. From 70- 170 they are almost always exactly the same. The contour has pretty good free software that goes with it to keep track of #'s. Both have relatively cheap test strips especially if you go online. I'm happy with both, always curious to try more.

I input all my readings into an app called MySugr. There is a free version and a paid version. I suppose it's aimed at kids a little but I find it's easy to use and 'modern' feeling to it. I used to use glucose buddy and was happy with it but lost all my readings when my last phone died and couldn't get them to sync with my new phone.

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I'm new to diabetes. My Dr. originally gave me the Freestyle Insulinx meter. It was really nice and I never had an error and it uses usb to connect to the free software and prints nice reports. Unfortunately, our insurance didn't cover the strips and I wasn't gong to pay $200 for 100 test strips. I got the One-touch Ultra and I'm getting errors and ruining test strips. Plus, you have to pay $25 for a weird usb cord to connect to software. I got a coupon for a free Accu-Chek Nano and you can get the Accu-chek strips on Amazon for $23 for 50. The biggest problem with the Accu-Check Nano is that you have to pay $40 for their software. I maybe switching to Accu-Chek if I keep getting errors using the One-touch Ultra.

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I have four meters, but only use the WalMart Relion Prime because it's accurate enough for my liking and the strips are extremely cheap, so I can test as often as I like, and, boy oh boy I test all the time. :-)

Before my DX my husband was having some medical symptoms so I bought my first one which is the Bayer Contour Next USB because it plugs directly into a usb port to download the readings, but the strips are too expensive.

Then, my doctor prescribed me one and my insurance company would only go for the Freestyle Lite, but again, and even with insurance, the strips were TOO expensive.

My third I got from WalMart which is the Relion Confirm, but the strips are more expensive than the Relion Prime, so the Prime is what I use. Less than $20 for 100 strips.

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I've been using the iBG star for 2 years now and it keeps giving me inaccurate readings..I've replaced it 2X already for a new one and now I don't know if this is a good meter. I only like it because of the convenience of just plugging it into my iPhone and it automatically syncs my readings and I can even put comments and notes and then email it directly to my doctor and nurse practioner. Any suggestions as to what is the best reliable meter out there in market?
Oh dear. I've been on the lookout for an iBGStar here in Australia (hens teeth. they are here, but rare). I have for the past couple of years been using Glooko on my iPhone, along with a Freestyle Lite. (There are not many solutions for Mac/iPhone users). They support many different meters, the compatibility list is accessible via a menu at the bottom of the Glooko homepage.

If you live in the USA, the cable to connect your meter to Glooko on your phone can be obtained from Amazon. If you are elsewhere in the world (as I am) you'll have to get someone to buy and ship it for you.

Here's a link to the Glooko site: https://glooko.com

I note they are now producing the app for Android as well.

My endo just loves seeing it on my phone... because I never reliably recorded on paper, and the meter stores so many, I can upload once a week and its all there

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I am using the Relion Prime from Walmart right now. I had a FBG test at the lab and tested with my Relion at the same time. Lab result was 89, Relion was 93, not bad.

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