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Old 12-07-2018, 19:42   #1
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I really like my Contour Next meter. My prescription provider is forcing me to use another brand of meter. I may decide to change to keep the strips costs covered by my insurance, who uses One Touch meters and strips, which meter and which strip?

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I am not familiar with the One Touch! I use the True Metrix. I have been happy with the meter and the cost of strips for some time now....

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I've been using the One Touch Verio. I like it because the number is backlit & easy to read - unlike their previous One Touch Ultra.
And it takes AAA batteries - cheap & available.

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Ive been using Contour Next for almost 10 years now. It's so "outdated" now, my insurance wont even pay for strips.

Thats ok, I get them off ebay for about $15 for 50 of them, which last me about 4 or 5 months.

My Dr. wanted me to get an updated meter, but the insurance makes you go through this moronic "3 ring circus" to get "signed up" for a new meter. I told them what they could do with that.

If they want me to change, they can send it to me, FREE OF CHARGE, and without me having to go through their BS for it.

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Maybe I should have said Contour Next One, it is not that old. I do have a regular Contour meter and Contour USB, the strips for them have been around a long while. The contour next strips I thought were much newer.

Unfortunately, they don't give a rat's butt if I change or not. They do not provide strips for anything except One Touch. So my choice is to play with them or pay out of pocket.

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I have been using One Touch meters for 20+ years. Very accurate. I take one with me and compare with blood draw results at lab. Always right on or within 6 points. Just switched a year ago to One Touch Verio IQ. Love the back light and slim design. The strips are cheaper than One Touch Ultra.


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I really like my Contour Next meter. My prescription provider is forcing me to use another brand of meter. I may decide to change to keep the strips costs covered by my insurance, who uses One Touch meters and strips, which meter and which strip?
I use the Contour Next meter and have been doing so for the past cople of years. No complaints - Mines the Contour Next EZ and the strips are contour next strips. I was using the Contour Next meters that kind of look like a memory stick for a while but I noticed the readings seemed to be off so I went back to the Contour next EZ.

I have no issues - based on the performance to recommend that product.

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I decided to get the One Touch Verio Flex because it is bluetooth and plays with the iOS Health App.

I got a voucher from One Touch for a free meter. I went to a CVS, found the meter, took it to the check out counter, explained that I had a voucher for a free meter and a prescription for it as the voucher required. I was told it would be about 15 minutes because it had to be processed as a prescription. OK.

30 minutes later, I go back to the check out counter, they tell me 5 more minutes. About 5 minutes later, they call my name and I go pick up the meter. They told me it was $3 and change. I reminded her I gave her a voucher for a free meter and asked what was I paying for. "We put it on your insurance, I can redo it". I just reached in my pocket and pulled out 4 bucks, got my change, and left with the meter.

I will not go to CVS again.

After I see what my prescription coverage is going to pay on the strips, I may go back to my Contour Next One and buy strips out of pocket.

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I'm getting ready for the annual insurance meter change too. Supposedly they're going to give me a Bluetooth meter in a few weeks, but not sure what brand yet.

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I got my strips in the mail yesterday and tried the new meter this morning. An 83 on the old meter I've been using, an 80 on the Flex. I'll keep comparing for a while. This med coverage is not as good as what I had before. I was paying $25 co-pay for strips, irregardless of the number prescribed, the new provider is charging about $6 per 100 strips.

Guess I'll play with getting the meter's app downloaded and syncing with my phone's health app.

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