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Glucose Meters Any Recommendation?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by simonr1, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. simonr1

    simonr1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey there,

    I had a chat with my Diabetes specialist in my GP's practise about getting a meter. She explained that the meter would be free (if they can give me one.) but not the test strips. She gave me the rational behind why Us Type 2's don't need to test regularly and when I raised my eyebrows she just nodded and obviously agreeing with my thoughts on the rational. (Not going to go into that here though.)

    So it looks likely I will have to buy my own, so I was wondering if anyone could give me some help. I do use the Freestyle Libre but I also like to do a couple of tests each day or if I am feeling very low and the Libre isn't agreeing with the way I am feeling I test then.

    So price wise for strips is the biggest factor for me, any help would be great.
     
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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Here are some meters that are popular on the forum:

    Taken from a post by @Bluetit1802 as she wrote it so nicely:


    The most popular meters for self funding T2's are the Codefree and the Tee2 because the strips are much cheaper than other meters, and you need a lot of strips. You can't buy them in pharmacies.


    Try here for the Codefree meter

    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


    The Tee2 is here

    http://spirit-healthcare.co.uk/product/tee2-plus-blood-glucose-meter/


    Don’t forget to check the box that you have diabetes so you can buy VAT free. (for either meter)
     
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  3. simonr1

    simonr1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this it helps a lot.
     
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  4. vic hill

    vic hill Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    best smallest blood sugar METER i know is the TRUE METRIX 60 have used the prev model for many years had to upgrade 2 months ago download to comp for results
    now avelaible in Boots about £40-00 60 mmhigh and 30mmm diam with a compact finger pricker attached
    vic 62 years on insulin today
    good luck vic
     
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  5. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that meter known for its inaccuracy?
     
  6. Barrowbakers

    Barrowbakers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use accucheck mobile. It takes a 50 test cassette. As my bs is not too bad I don’t test more than 3 times a day. If I did the cassettes are expensive
     
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  7. vic hill

    vic hill Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    think yom may well be correct . but also you have to look past that as i have an accucheck spirit pump with a meter thats links to the pump so i used to check to see how far out the old model was but to be honest it was not far apart withblood sugars all so politices come into it as as found out this forum is a no no with a cetain other group but whoever and whatever we think any help or ideas n any forum in my is great we all from time to time like to see anything to do with a problem
    allso the this new true metrix is an updated version of the old and as BOOTS is now an amercian company metrix is also an usa company very good very small and tiny to carry is great on a walk or bike ride
    take care regards vic
    ps this is self funding
     
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    cazipix Type 2 · Member

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    I have a Contour Next One (got for free from the Contour website) strips are about 23 euro for 50, so there are definately cheaper models out there but I like that it syncs to an app on my phone and has all of my history there without me needing to remember to enter it.
     
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  9. XxTinkerxx

    XxTinkerxx Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have one of these too. Get the strips off ebay or amazon.

    I find the readings are always at least 2mmol higher than the BGM given to me by my DN.
     
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    BearZA Type 2 · Member

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    I love my Accu-Check Instant
     
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    XxTinkerxx Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I noticed last night that there is now a Bluetooth enabled Nexus GlucoRx.
    Anyone got one of these and has any feedback before I go out any buy one?
     
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    Steve978 Type 2 · Member

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    Accu-Check strips of Amazon are £9 cheaper than from boots the chemist.
     
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