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Old 02-03-2020, 18:02   #3451
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@Sholleman ;I remember seeing something about alternate testing sites on a previous meter. I think the palm was ok, but I've slept since then. Does running hot water over them help?
Thanks, I'll double check the palm. I have the information, just haven't taken the time to look at it. That's another thing....yes, hot water helps, but I'm in a hurry first thing in the morning (my husband has his things to do & I have mine & they both work out at the same time for coffee to be ready ). It takes awhile for the hot water to work on the fingers, and I just don't take the the time (there isn't an emoji for embarrassed ).

this morning was warmer ....(I like the cold, my fingers just don't_....and so, it was easier and was:

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146 this morning, better than I expected.

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119 'final' reading. again I had to do it twice. the first was 134, and I knew that couldn't be right. I'm sure spending a lot on test strips. Even though the meter tests fine, this is getting expensive and time consuming.

Any suggestions for brands of meters?

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We’ve had a few threads on that very topic, though I can't remember any really recent ones. I have an AgaMatrix meter that I like, in part because strips are cheap. AgaMatrix sells under their own brand name and labels some meters for CVS and the Kroger and Meijer grocery chains.

An alternative for you with your current meter, though, is to buy on-line (if you're not already doing that) or check out one of those pharmacy "apps" (like GoodRx; I'm currently looking at Blink Health). Either can save you considerable money on strips.

Another alternative might be to check out craiglist or ebay. But I'd be careful about the provenance of the strips they're selling -- or I'd use them for less critical needs (for example, I don't think I would calculate the insulin needed for a low based on readings from strips sold by a random ebay seller). You just don't know how those strips were stored, etc. But for testing a possible BG spike on a new food, if you get a good enough price on them (or simply can't afford more) it's better than not testing.

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@itissteve, thanks! I'll check into them.

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118 this morning.

Sholleman, I've used the ReliOn Prime from Walmart since my diagnosis. I won't claim it to be the most accurate or consistent meter available, but it is inexpensive and the test strips are also very inexpensive.

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Sholleman, I've used the ReliOn Prime from Walmart since my diagnosis. I won't claim it to be the most accurate or consistent meter available, but it is inexpensive and the test strips are also very inexpensive.
That's what I've been using, too. And, until the last few months, it was all right. Lately, it will read really high in the morning, and when I do it a 2nd time, it always (almost) reads much lower, like this morning, when it read 134, and I re-did it at 119. I'm glad I didn't stay with the larger number, but I don't want to have to do it twice every morning, either. ...I'll see.

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until the last few months, it was all right. Lately, it will read really high in the morning, and when I do it a 2nd time, it always (almost) reads much lower
Have you tried a new set of batteries?

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