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Old 09-27-2015, 16:56   #1
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Default large screen meter?

does anyone know of a large screen display metre?

I checked at the drugstore and they tried to
show me some but the metres need a test strip
inserted to turn on

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Most meters are driven by the insertion of a strip, so getting a live demo may be difficult.

But define "large screen"? It may imply "big clunky meter" that is clumsy in use .

For a reasonable comparision, my Accu-Chek display of the result pretty well fills the screen (40mm * 30 mm) but it's a pricey beast when it comes to strips.

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You should be able to access some things on the meter without a strip. Functions like averages and reading memory typically don't require a strip but may involve a few button combos

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The Accu-Chek Aviva has a pretty decent size display screen. I'm not sure if that's the meter John's referring to also, so thought I'd mention it. Not sure on strip cost, though.

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Yes, Mary - it's my Accu-Chek - called a Performa in France, Aviva everywhere else. Strips in France come in at €35 (about $40) for a box of 100. Cheaper in the UK and as for where you guys come from - ye're on yer own!

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I have a few different Accu-Checks and one has a small meter but the other with the larger screen. I will admit, the larger screen is nice even though it's a bit more of a pain in terms of portability.

Strip prices ...

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Over here, I didn't get any choice on meter but the Performa suits me fine. It doesn't have a backlight but since I don't use it in the dark, so what (and backlights drink batteries ). It's still going strong after fully five years and since the Health Service pays for most of the strips (I do buy the odd box myself), I'm under no pressure to change it.

Anyway, good to see you back in the fold. Give it a few weeks and we'll have that 190 back down to where it should be .

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Just another idea, I have a pair of magnification glasses sold at most drug stores. I use them when small print reading is necessary. They just look like normal glasses and can come in different magnification levels. They are not expensive. With these you could read any meter, which mean you could buy a meter best on 'best price' strips and save lots of cash.

I know it would be a pain to have the glasses around for you to read the meter, but it is an option you might want to consider.

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I do like my current metre
so maybe magnifying glasses would be the way to go

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Every meter has a 'setup' function that doesn't require a test strip being inserted to activate the device. Drugstore employees do a good job of taking your money and stapling your prescription bag closed...but don't depend on them for any accurate tech advice.

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