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Meters

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by mammamia2006, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. mammamia2006

    mammamia2006 · Guest

    I am a t1 diabetic and have about 4 or 5 brand new meters sitting in the boxes unused if anyobe would like one?

    Not fair t2 should have to pay when I get for free.
     
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  2. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    I'll respond as a means of bumping your post.

    The main issue for T2s isn't acquiring a meter, but the strips. The meter is a one-off purchase, whereas the strips are consumables, and the costly element.

    Many of us tend to use the SD Codefree meter, because the strips are so reasonably priced. Provided one can buy in modest bulk (5 pots at a time), the price comes down from around £7 a pot to £5. By comparison, most of the big name strips are over £20 for the same number of strips. It makes a pretty compelling argument.

    Perhaps if you add the model names to your original post, people might have them. Some of us do have a "spare" meter, we have for "emergencies" or to compare the odd reading.
     
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  3. fredericmarcel

    fredericmarcel Type 2 · Active Member

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  4. mammamia2006

    mammamia2006 · Guest

    I have 2 Contour Next meters, 2 Contour Next USB meters and one Accu-Chek Mobile meter.
     
  5. fredericmarcel

    fredericmarcel Type 2 · Active Member

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    The Contour Next USB would be great.
    Is it possible to send it to France?
    If not, I can manage to give you an address in England, but it would take more time.
    I do not trust my meter anymore (OneTouch Verio iq) and that is quite annoying.
     
  6. fredericmarcel

    fredericmarcel Type 2 · Active Member

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    Of course, I will be happy to pay for the delivery
     
  7. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Ir's a very kind offer, @mammamia2006 - but it's the actual ongoing cost of test strips that''s generally a problem for us type 2s. I paid peanuts for my first meter (an Accuchek Nano) and was luckly enough to get my current meter as a freebie, but I still need to pay through the nose for my test strips.

    Robbity
     
  8. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have had various meters sent to me free but I don't get strips on prescription so I bought a codefree and now use that although I prefer my avviva nano and I sometimes find cheap strips on the internet
    CAROL
     
  9. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You are so kind for offering these to us. Thank you :)
     
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  10. hanham97

    hanham97 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I get my strips for free now. Very grateful to my new diabetic team.
     
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