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Monitor for T2

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Stupot1, Nov 16, 2021.

  1. Stupot1

    Stupot1 · Member

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    Hi everyone, I would like to monitor my blood sugar’s to help identify my good & bad foods regards my T2..
    Iam after a simple cost effective system so recommendations to what you are using would be beneficial, iam in the uk.
    Many Thanks
     
  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Master
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    Hi @Stupot1


    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 the Gluco Navii, which is a fairly new model and seems to be getting good reviews, links to the 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.


    Then they sell the older SD Code Free, details to be found here!

    https://homehealth-uk.com/all-products/codefree-blood-glucose-monitoring-system-mmoll-or-mgdl/

    Discount codes for the Code Free strips

    5 packs 264086

    10 packs 975833





    SPIRIT HEALTHCARE have a meter called the Tee2 + found here:



    https://shop.spirit-health.co.uk/co...e2-blood-glucose-meter?variant=19264017268793

    with the strips found here:



    https://shop.spirit-health.co.uk/co...py-of-tee2-test-strips?variant=19264017367097

    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, 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



    If there is a choice of units of measurement then ‘mmol/L’ are the standard units in the UK, ‘mg/dl’ in the US, other countries may vary.


    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)
     
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  3. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you want a meter that connects with your mobile phone with blue tooth, I use a Contour Plus which has a good app to keep track of your readings.

    I got mine free from Contour here in Australia, good chance they migh have freebiest in what ever country you live, which I guees is the UK.

    Strips are reasonably priced, but not as cheap as the one's @Rachox has posted.
     
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