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Old 05-07-2018, 01:43   #11
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Thanks again everyone for your comments, I never thought about the ongoing costs.


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My dad was diabetic back in the 50s and all he had to measure blood glucose were pee sticks and doctor's tests (much bigger blood draws than any meters today). His level of glucose control was orders of magnitude lower than what I can manage with my $20 meter. But there were no meters in his day. He worked with what he had.
Sorry, it does not make me feel good that others had it worse.

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I've never had a problem with any meter made by Bayer. In fact, Bayer meters are the ONLY ones so far I have NOT had any problems with!

And I can get the test strips for Bayer meters on Ebay, even cheaper than I can if my insurance were to pay for them! Which they dont pay for anymore by the way.

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All my meters have been accurate past few years, but I'm beginning to wonder about accuracy of True Metrix cause while EMS was here a few weeks ago, thier meter read 47, mine read 96,.

Test my fasting last week, it was 104, went to blood labs that morning, which revealed 76.

Go figure.

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All my meters have been accurate past few years, but I'm beginning to wonder about accuracy of True Metrix cause while EMS was here a few weeks ago, thier meter read 47, mine read 96,.

Test my fasting last week, it was 104, went to blood labs that morning, which revealed 76.

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Next lab work you get, test your fasting as normal, but take your meter with you and test just before or just after they draw blood. That will give you better data on your meter accuracy. My BG can change up or down after I first test when getting up until the time I get to the lab.

Might be preaching to the choir with this, but always make sure you have washed/rinsed/dried you hands before testing.

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Next lab work you get, test your fasting as normal, but take your meter with you and test just before or just after they draw blood. That will give you better data on your meter accuracy. My BG can change up or down after I first test when getting up until the time I get to the lab.

Might be preaching to the choir with this, but always make sure you have washed/rinsed/dried you hands before testing.
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Sometimes when I have a healthy meal,instead of waiting for 2 hrs, I go looking for the spike about 45minutes after the meal...

...it is disheartening to know that my 6.8 might in fact be an 8.2

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my meter used to take 30 seconds to give me a reading, now it takes 5 sec.

Please someone tell me that we didn't trade accuracy for convenience.

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my meter used to take 30 seconds to give me a reading, now it takes 5 sec.

Please someone tell me that we didn't trade accuracy for convenience.
What changed? New meter? New batteries?

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What changed? New meter? New batteries?
I'm guessing first meter vs current meter.

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my meter used to take 30 seconds to give me a reading, now it takes 5 sec.

Please someone tell me that we didn't trade accuracy for

convenience.
What changed? New meter? New batteries?
meter. my first meter was about 2006, it was a bayer meter, it took 30 seconds.

my last 4 meters only take 5 seconds

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