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Old 05-07-2013, 13:48   #1
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I got BG Star monitor last week and I absolutely hate it. The results are all over the place and it's completely inaccurate. In 2 days I wasted over 15 strips on errored readings. Needless to say, I'll be returning this asap. I'm looking for suggestions for good accurate meters. What do you use and do you like it?

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Old 05-07-2013, 14:54   #2
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I use the ReliOn Prime from WalMart. 50 strips for $9. If you don't have a WalMart near you, they can be ordered online! I like the price and the meter!

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Old 05-07-2013, 14:58   #3
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I have almost every meter known to humankind and of them all, I find the Bayer Contour USB Next or the Accu-Chek Aviva & Aviva Nano meters to be the most accurate. I do not own Walmart's Relion meter which is what many members use as it has cheap strips but since it is often suggested, I imagine it's also fairly reliable and accurate. (as far as any meter can be said to be accurate).

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Old 05-07-2013, 15:17   #4
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I had an accu-chek nano meter but did not like the price of the strips. I got a Prodigy meter a few weeks ago (cheap) and the strips are also very inexpensive. I just happened to be going in for lab work the day after it arrived so checked the meter against the lab test: Prodigy was 105, the lab test 102. Close enough for me. You might want to look into it

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I use the Prime but love the Nano also. I've been playing with the idea of switching over permanently to the nano, which was given to me by my doctor. The strips are more expensive, which is why I've been hesitant. If you don't have to pay full price for the strips, I'd go with the nano. The cheapest I've found nano strips for is about $25 for a bottle of 50. If you do, I'd go with the Prime, which run $9 for 50. I really like the price of the prime, but I really like the design and functionality of the nano.


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