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SD Codefree

Discussion in 'Book and Product Reviews' started by Loobles, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Loobles

    Loobles Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I currently have a Freestyle Lite which I got free with some test strips ages ago but the replacement strips are so expensive and I'm looking for something cheaper. I'm tempted by the SD Codefree, what do those of you who have it think of it? Ease of use...function...durability etc

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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    i,ve been using codefree for about 2 weeks and find it very good
     
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  3. Scimama

    Scimama Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I have been using my code free for over 3 years. I don't have anything to compare it to but its very easy to use. Has more than enough functions for me, such as pre and post BG measure, alarm for 1 or 2 hr pos meal testing, average over 7, 14 and 30 days (for pre- post-meal tests or overall BG levels).
    There is an option to have a data cable to download readings but I just use a spreadsheet.

    The screen is large and easy to see even without my glasses!!

    Its robust! dropped mine quite a few times, never had a problem. the case provided is plain black heavy-duty cloth - (would prefer a hard sided wipe clean case)
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    I'm very happy with mine, but there are rumours of inaccuracy at the upper and lower range...
     
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  5. Loobles

    Loobles Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    So far I haven't been in either range so it may be ok for me then. I must admit, I am very tempted by the price of the test strips as my current meter is ridiculously expensive (didn't matter when I only checked occasionally).
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Yes, the reason I switched to the Codefree was the price - no other reason.
     
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    AndyMc Type 2 · Active Member

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    I've been using the codefree for a few months, and am happy with it. Occasionally I've been suspicious that I've got an inaccurate reading, so I've done a second reading on my AccuCheck Aviva and each time the reading has been similar, so I'm happy that generally it's no more inaccurate than the more expensive meters/strips. And functionally it's almost identical to the Aviva, for my usage, so no difference there.

    Given the price differential in the strips, it's the only meter I'd consider using at the moment..
     
  8. gillyhill

    gillyhill Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I love my codefree kit. I also bought it due to cost of other meter strips. So far I can't fault it
     
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    Sirmione Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have 5 meters: an SD Codefree, a Bayer Contour Next, two Freestyle Lies, and a TRUEresul Twist.

    The Bayer has by far the best interface and software.
    The Freestyle Lite as a quality feel about it, but the strips have the test area on the side and this makes it slightly awkward to use
    The SD works a great and is cheap to run, computer logging software is a bit eccentric.
    The TRUEresult is compact and very simple to the extent of being mimimalist but usually reads low

    Have tried them all against one another I have come to the conclusion that there isn't much difference in accuracy between the Bayer Contour Next, the Freestyle Lite, and the SD Codefree.
     
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    zaphod37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me how to set the units to mmol please, I have looked through the manual, but for the life of me I cant find it.

    Thanks folks

    Jim
     
  11. AndyMc

    AndyMc Type 2 · Active Member

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    I think the codefree is hard-coded to mmol/l or mg/dl - I don't think you can change it. So you may have bought the mg/dl version.
     
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    zaphod37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Andy, no worries just checking, my new gluco meter should be here soon anyway.

    Jim
     
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