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Blood Sugar Monitors

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by KJT, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. KJT

    KJT · Newbie

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    Hello, can you recommend an accurate and simple blood sugar monitor please. Thanks
     
  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Tagging @Rachox as she has a good meter summary for those self-funding.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Thanks for the tag @Diakat

    Here’s some info on meters, and to be clear I have no commercial connections with any of the companies mentioned. For a meter with cheap strips go for the Tee2 + found here:

    http://spirit-healthcare.co.uk/product/tee2-plus-blood-glucose-meter/ with the strips found here:

    http://spirit-healthcare.co.uk/product/tee2-testing-strips/


    With more expensive strips is the Caresens Dual which I currently use, this one has the advantage of glucose and ketone testing in one machine, it’s to be found here:

    https://shop.spirit-health.co.uk/collections/caresens-dual


    And to be totally transparent I used to use the SD Code Free which has the cheapest strips available. However I found it to be becoming less and less reliable. Here it is for anyone wanting to give it a go:

    http://homehealth-uk.com/product-category/blood-glucose/blood-glucose-monitor/

    and here for the extra strips

    http://homehealth-uk.com/all-products/sd-codefree-test-strips-to-be-used-only-with-the-sd-monitor/

    There are discount codes if you buy in bulk.

    5 packs 264086

    10 packs 975833


    Don’t forget to check the box that you have diabetes so you can buy VAT free. (for all meters and strips)
     
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  4. KJT

    KJT · Newbie

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    Many thanks for swift response
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Welcome to the forum. @KJT! There are many bg meters available, and most will be sent to you for free by the manufacturers.
    But the ongoing cost of the test strips can be high, and if you are testing several times a day that can add up.
    I used to use the AccuChek Mobile but tests work out at about 50p each.
    Now I use the TEE2+, it does cost £9.99, but the test strips cost £7.55 for 50, or about 15p per test.. It seems relatively accurate.
    If you ring the suppliers to order one they might send you the meter for free. Their tel no is 0116 286 5000.
     
  6. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I use a Abbott Freedom Lite, which is accurate enough for me.

    You can get a free one from Abbott's website...
     
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