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Well that's interesting. I never hear about Walgreen's meter (anyone use it?), but Relion did very well....
 

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I knonw they have Bayer at the bottom of the list. But I find it is a lot more accurate than my old One Touch meters, which gave me error meters all the time.
 

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Well even the ones at the bottom actually scored pretty well.

But my experience with CR ... nawt so gud. I do not use them much anymore. Nothing in particular, just ... felt their examinations were not that accurate.
 

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Well, we all surely have different experiences! I tested a Walmart Relion against my OneTouch Ultra and found the Relion, well, unreliable. I've also tested the Ultra against a couple of OneTouch minis and found them quite consistent with each other. Vive la difference!

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This lines up well with my own experiences with the one touch ultra and the freestyle lite. I love how little blood the freestyle lite needs but it is way too sensitive to the blood sample size. I need to be VERY good about the amount of blood I put on the strip to get consistent readings. It's quite easy for me to jump 20+ points if I allow it to suck up too much.
 

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I have been using a One Touch Ultra at home and a One Touch Mini for throwing in my purse and keep one at work also.

The Ultra records my sugar levels higher than the One Touch Mini, 15-20 points higher.

I signed up for a Bayer Contour USB and will try all 3 at one time and see which ones are similar readings. I am waiting for my coupon to arrive.

I am hoping that the Bayer one is going to be good readings for me because they have a program where you pay no more than $15.00 for the test strips.
 

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Can you tell us more about that program?
If you go directly to the manufacturer's website you can usually find an assistance program which will help pay for test strips. I know that Freestyle has a similar deal where if insurance doesn't cover all of my strips, they will pay the difference and I end up with a $15 copay.
 

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If you go directly to the manufacturer's website you can usually find an assistance program which will help pay for test strips. I know that Freestyle has a similar deal where if insurance doesn't cover all of my strips, they will pay the difference and I end up with a $15 copay.
This is correct, but you have to have private insurance. If you have no insurance, there is no program, That's why I bought a Relion meter. Their cost for test strips are more than 1/2 the cost. My main meter is an Accu Check Aviva, and I'm very happy with it. At my doctors suggestion, I take my meter with me when I have blood drawn, and check my results with the lab results. It's always within +/- 1 or 2 mg/dl. The Relion is sometimes off by 20-30 mg/dl.
 
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