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Major brands of strips may no longer require coding, but some of the cheaper brands might.

I've been using a OneTouch for the past 8 years, and for that entire time OneTouch strips have all borne code 25. Recently, I wanted to do some extra testing, and bought another brand of OneTouch-compatible strips off of Amazon. They were code 4. I remembered to set my meter's code properly before using them. When I switched back to OneTouch strips, however, I forgot to reset the code. My numbers seemed abnormally high all week, but I ascribed that to my having eaten my first Big Mac in over 12 years the day before (as a test). I thought my body was reacting to that. Finally one morning, when my FBG was 112 (over 110 for the past several days), I realized that I might have forgotten to reset my meter to 25. After checking--and resetting my meter--my reading was 90.

One decent explanation of why meters are coded: Why Test Strips Are Coded - Diabetes Self-Management
 
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