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Meter that calculates insulin requirements

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by DavidnVicky, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. DavidnVicky

    DavidnVicky Family member · Member

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    Hi everyone,
    Does anyone have any recommendations for a suitable meter that calculates insulin requirements?
    Also I understand that you can get attachments for pens that tell you the last time you injected.
    Many thanks in advance for your help.
    David
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    There's bg meters like the Accu-Chek Aviva Expert which has a bolus advisor.

    There are memory attachments which go on the end of pens, one is called Timesulin and I just forget the other, some pens like the NovoPen Echo have the memory device built-in to the pen.
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Your CCG may well have specific guidelines to which meters are allowed....

    Eg this is just one example of how one CCG is now restricting GPs and Hospitals....

    http://www.barkingdagenhamccg.nhs.uk/About-us/Medicines-management/primary-care-guidelines.htm

    Click on the "blood glucose monitoring meters snd test dtrip guidelines (Sept 2015)

    If you want a meter that gives advice on bolusing then you should have been on a course and nowadays may well have to be done by a consultant...
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    All CCG's will be reviewing their guidelines...this particular CCG has pretty gruesome guidelines for issuing bloodstrips.. Let alone the meters..

    The novo echo pens are good as they do 1/2 ml units too.
     
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    C-Mack Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I like my Freestyle InsuLinx. It does the math from me for carbs and corrections and also logs the basal insulin. I haven't seen anything that links the pen to it. I have the novopen Echo and love it.
     
  6. DavidnVicky

    DavidnVicky Family member · Member

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    Many thanks for the advice guys.
     
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    DavidnVicky Family member · Member

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    Sorry forgot to ask if anyone knows whether the Echo pen will accept the Levemir and Nova Rapid cartridges.
    Thanks alot
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @DavidnVicky I don't have the echo but use the novapen 5 which is the same pen but doesn't do half units - and can confirm the levemir and novorapid penfil 3ml cartridges fit as thats what I use. And it's so handy being able to tell how long ago and how much was last injected. I also use the Insulinx meter mentioned above.
     
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    DavidnVicky Family member · Member

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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Yes for both. Ideally get them in fldifferent colours jough. Mine red pen for basal and blue pen for bolus!
     
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