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Type 2 Glucose strips

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Captaindiamond, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. Captaindiamond

    Captaindiamond · Member

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    Are all glucose strips the same for BG meters or do you have to buy specific strips for specific meters. My doctor have me a fine test lite machine but can’t find strips for it.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Strips are your running costs. I use a tee2. Can your gp prescribe strips for your meter. They are not interchangeable.
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There are n universal testing strips. They are different for different meters.
    Often meter manufacturers will give their meters away to hospitals and doctors to hand out because hey make money form their strips.

    Having Type 1, I am lucky to have my meter and my strips prescribed but many with type 2 will purchase their own.
    @Rachox has provided advice on the best meters if you are self funding.
     
  4. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Hi @Captaindiamond

    Here’s some info on UK meters, and to be clear I have no commercial connections with any of the companies mentioned.


    Home Health have recently bought out the Gluco Navii, but I haven’t heard any reviews yet, links to strips and the meter:

    https://homehealth-uk.com/all-produ...ose-meter-test-strips-choose-mmol-l-or-mg-dl/

    There are also discount codes for when you come to buy more strips - "navii5" and "navii10" will give you 20% off purchases of 5 packs of strips and 25% off 10 packs of strips respectively.


    Disclaimer, I haven’t used the discount codes that I have quoted recently so I don’t know if they are still current.





    Spirit Healthcare have a meter called 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/

    Some members have got a free Tee2+ by phoning up to order, with a large order of strips they often throw the meter in for free:

    Phone number 0800 8815423


    With more expensive strips is their 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





    Don’t forget to check the box if you have pre diabetes or diabetes so you can buy VAT free. (for all meters and strips)
     
  5. finsit

    finsit Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You can find Fine Test Lite strips from most of the NHS pharmacies for £10 for 50 strips. You can order them online as well for the same cost but some times you need to pay extra postage. I always get it from pharmacy without prescription (because i pay for it). Also my experience with the meter is that its quite accurate for my readings so far, not sure how will it behave on high readings though.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Just called them and you have to fill in a form each time you order to reclaim the VAT.. you can find it on their website here

    https://www.expresschemist.co.uk/info/orderinginfo about halfway down under Tax Charges.

    which is rather a pain but at £7 for 50 strips might be worth doing if a large order is placed.

    Edit to add very helpful lady on the phone too.
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The Home Health Navvii is a no bells and whistles glucose monitor I find it fairly accurate because all meters seem to have to have a similar gauge of accuracy I am no expert but a self funding OAP ! It consistently measures my blood glucose and the strips are the cheapest at the moment .The customer service is good so for me I would say ok Don't forget to add the discount code if buying 5 or 10 pots
    Carol
     
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    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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