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Old 04-26-2013, 20:35   #1
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I used to use the True2test meter, which was okay (not great, not bad). The strips were really reasonable. Since then, I have switched to the Prime, which I also like. My doctor (the one I left) gave me a Nano to use. I had never before used the Nano, but it's definitely my favorite meter. The strips are outrageously expensive. I just read online somewhere that someone using the True2test (it's the Walgreens meter) used those strips in their Nano meter, and they worked. Has anyone ever done this, with trying cheaper strips in a different meter? I know it's probably not the best idea, but I thought it was interesting, especially if you like a meter that has expensive strips.

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I used to use the True2test meter, which was okay (not great, not bad). The strips were really reasonable. Since then, I have switched to the Prime, which I also like. My doctor (the one I left) gave me a Nano to use. I had never before used the Nano, but it's definitely my favorite meter. The strips are outrageously expensive. I just read online somewhere that someone using the True2test (it's the Walgreens meter) used those strips in their Nano meter, and they worked. Has anyone ever done this, with trying cheaper strips in a different meter? I know it's probably not the best idea, but I thought it was interesting, especially if you like a meter that has expensive strips.
Who makes the Walgreen meter? If the manufacturer is the same as the Nano, its possible you could use the cheaper strips... but just because they work doesn't mean they give correct readings... just that they give a reading! Like everyone says, these meters have a 20% error range so consistency is what you need to look for. If they consistently read 10 points high but cost you $50 less, I might experiment a little!
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This is too good to not try. I order my truetest strips for the same price as the Prime strips, and I love the nano. Curiosity has the best of me. I have to try this. That's actually a good point, though. I am going to look up both manufacturers. Never thought it may be made by the same company.

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A viva accucheck make the Nano .they also make other meters but the strips can have up to a 20percent default in accuracy of strips and readings

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This is too good to not try.
Just curious: Did you try yet?

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Who makes the Walgreen meter? If the manufacturer is the same as the Nano, its possible you could use the cheaper strips... but just because they work doesn't mean they give correct readings... just that they give a reading! Like everyone says, these meters have a 20% error range so consistency is what you need to look for. If they consistently read 10 points high but cost you $50 less, I might experiment a little!
It may cost you a lot in health if you believe the readings ,please don't think of doing it.Money won't buy health
The hospital meter reads 7.4 lower than mine and both calibrated if I had gone by there meter would I have woken up from a hypo? The DN told oh to go by my meter at all times and this is being adhered to.

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I did. It didn't work. I knew it was too good to be true. I really like the Nano but won't pay their strip prices. It all works out, though. I've been using the ReliOn Prime, and it's really starting to grow on me. It seems accurate & once you break it in a little, the strips go in easier. I'm going to stay with the Prime. I'm happy with it. My doc. can keep his nano.

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Thanks Jen - how are you feeling?

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Thanks Jen - how are you feeling?
Being operated on 14 May if f all goes to plan ,by epidural not liking the thought.

 
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I'll keep you in my prayers. I lit a candle for you at church this past week, praying for your speedy recovery. You're in my thoughts!! Get rest and get better!!

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