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Old 12-31-2012, 00:28   #1
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Our new insurance is requiring us to use either roche or bayer checkers. My husband previously found the Bayer Breeze 2 to be inaccurate and i found the Bayer Contour USB version to be inaccurate. So i have narrowed down to the three possibilities that look promising from what he and i prefer (no coding, not too much blood, alternate site allowed) However does anyone have experience with any of these and how accurate did you find them to be?

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I have Accu Check (not the nano) and have found it very accurate...matches within a couple of points from the blood test at the clinic. My insurance only covers Aviva products and Freestyle. I prefer the Aviva products.

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I used to use the Aviva. I really liked it. But when insurance wouldn't provide enough strips, actually cutting my scrip because my a1c was under 6, I switched to Relion prime.

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Our new insurance is requiring us to use either roche or bayer checkers. My husband previously found the Bayer Breeze 2 to be inaccurate and i found the Bayer Contour USB version to be inaccurate. So i have narrowed down to the three possibilities that look promising from what he and i prefer (no coding, not too much blood, alternate site allowed) However does anyone have experience with any of these and how accurate did you find them to be?


I did not like that Breeze thing one bit. Contours where free
but the strips where a huge PIA to get.

You are young so You don't have to fight with medicare lol
they have no problem paying for Januvia ( $675.) & some other ones I was told to take oh lipator . yet they make you jump throw hoops to get strips.
Publix grocery store is where I had all my scripts moved to, they fight for you.Wal Mart & Target did NOT>
I got One Touch Ultra 2, free & my strips are covered by Medicare .I can only get 1month supply 50. @$3.
I also got the delica lancet,it came with a pack of lancets & it to me is the best thing since sliced bread.

I figure it is as accurate as I need it to be lol

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I love the accu check Avila. It matches closely when I have blood work.

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My Bayer Contour USB seems to be accurate when I tested when getting labs done. So did my bayer contour before it. The strips used are the same for both meters, but cost is high unless insurance covers. My Dr is coming around a little. He told me about writing a prescription for a boat because a patient was told to eat more fish. He almost doubled my script for strips and my cost is still the same.

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I used to use the Aviva. I really liked it. But when insurance wouldn't provide enough strips, actually cutting my scrip because my a1c was under 6, I switched to Relion prime.

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Why doesn't insurance understand your a1c is under 6 because you probably tested so much???

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Why doesn't insurance understand your a1c is under 6 because you probably tested so much???
Most insurance companies are that way. For some stupid reason they'd rather pay 10x more for medication than 10x less for strips and prevent complications, which raise costs.

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Our insurance only covers Bayer or Roche (accu-chek) so there isn't any convincing them to cover anything else. I think a lot of insurance companies use any study that supports their idea to cover less stuff. In my mind it is irresponsible because it may encourage some people to test less and treat their condition less which eventually results in even more expensive conditions they have to cover.

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My Bayer Contour USB seems to be accurate when I tested when getting labs done. So did my bayer contour before it. The strips used are the same for both meters, but cost is high unless insurance covers. My Dr is coming around a little. He told me about writing a prescription for a boat because a patient was told to eat more fish. He almost doubled my script for strips and my cost is still the same.

lol I tried that for a pool. Didn't work. So then I tried for treadmill,that didn't work. Then tried for fitness club membership and that didn't work. so I ended up walking the dogs lol works but not fun.

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