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Old 08-17-2016, 12:30   #41
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Update on the True Metrix.



To soapluvr: Yes you can still get strips for that meter and from what I've come across when searching meters is it's very accurate but the cost is about a dollar a strip, ouch!. When you can't get strips any more for your True2go you should check into the Metrix.
Yes I knew that the strips were expensive and thats' why I went to the true2go. I've just been adding 10 points to the true2go. thanks for the recommendation! I will definitely keep that in mind.

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I'm logging simultaneous test of the Relion and TRUEresult, using the same drop of blood. Only two tests so far. Relion was +8 pts and +18 pts. From what I've read from others' experience (and my own from when I first started using the Relion Prime), 10-20pts high are the norm for the Relion.

While I can do the math in my head, I react emotionally to the higher numbers anyway. It was so good to see 80s and 90s with the TRUEresult, instead of 110s and 120s with Relion.
I've been doing the same VeeJay, finding the same results as you. Are you routinely lowering the reading for Relion 10 points? I feel pretty safe doing so unless the reading is low. My A1C was higher than I expected being on insulin and recording the TrueTest readings so I don't think the Relion readings are going to hurt me in the long run. After all it was my meter of choice before the TrueTest.

Someday they may actually come out with an accurate, inexpensive meter for us! (When h*** freezes over!!!)

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Someday they may actually come out with an accurate, inexpensive meter for us! (When h*** freezes over!!!)
Well, you know, even the cheap meters have to meet the new Federal guidelines of 15% accuracy if they are sold in the US. I'd wait a bit yet for them to offload the remaining meters from last year, but start looking in the Fall or early Winter for new meters MANUFACTURED in 2016. You might have to look at the actual meter to get that manufactured date. Be aware that most pharmacists are unaware of the new Federal mandate, so they don't have a clue.

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Went to eBay this afternoon to buy my yearly box of 50 test strips. I've been buying test strips off eBay for about 5 years...never a glitch.

If this is considered spam or an advertisement...go ahead and delete my post. I'm just trying to save someone some money. A new TRUE Metrix meter and 100 test strips for $12.28; that's pretty good, in my opinion.

TRUE Metrix Blood Glucose 100 Test Strips + FREE Blood Glucose Meter

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Went to eBay this afternoon to buy my yearly box of 50 test strips. I've been buying test strips off eBay for about 5 years...never a glitch.

If this is considered spam or an advertisement...go ahead and delete my post. I'm just trying to save someone some money. A new TRUE Metrix meter and 100 test strips for $12.28; that's pretty good, in my opinion.

TRUE Metrix Blood Glucose 100 Test Strips + FREE Blood Glucose Meter
That is a good deal, and I have no problem suggesting this meter, it is very consistent.

I decided to give ebay a try and ordered some Metrix strips, worked out to .15 cents a strip. Been thru almost 2 boxes and not one bad one.

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VeeJay,
I use the Accucheck Plus (drums). I don't know if this makes a difference, but I am in a group plan. Do you know what the most accurate monitor and strips that are manufactured? Sam

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The discussions on this forum are many when it comes to meter accuracy. I don't think there IS a meter that's the most accurate. The regulations have called for an error variance of 20% - at least, up until this year which is now 15% but for meters manufactured this year and in the future. Most of us have meters that were manufactured under the 20% variance limit.

If you want to wade through this entire thread, there are opinions expressed of various brands of meters. And a forum search will bring up several fairly recent threads discussing meter brands

If I were you, I'd stick to what you've got. I haven't heard (or read here) of any complaints of the Accucheck Plus.

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VeeJay,
When you stated the Acuucheck was not going to be carried by UHC did you mean all models? Sam

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