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Strips and lancets

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Jillyfl, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Jillyfl

    Jillyfl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Does anyone know where I can buy a cheap testing kit. The important part is the strips and lancets. My doctor didn’t give me a monitor kit so I bought my own. The trouble is it costs me £20 every time I buy new strips and lancets. The monitor itself was only £12. I don’t think other strips will fit and don’t want to spend money to find they won’t. I do know that the NHS ones won’t fit.
     
  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Which monitor did you buy? Most strips are for a specific machine they aren’t interchangeable.
    The cheapest for strips seems to be the Code Free as there are discount codes for buying in bulk (works out around £5.98 per tub of 50) and also don’t forget you can claim a VAT reduction if you’re diabetic.


    Taken from a post by @Bluetit1802 as she wrote it so nicely:


    “The most popular meters for self funding T2's are the Codefree and the Tee2 because the strips are much cheaper than other meters, and you need a lot of strips. You can't buy them in pharmacies.


    Try here for the Codefree meter

    http://homehealth-uk.com/product-category/blood-glucose/blood-glucose-monitor/


    and here for the extra strips

    http://homehealth-uk.com/all-products/sd-codefree-test-strips-to-be-used-only-with-the-sd-monitor/


    There are discount codes if you buy in bulk.

    5 packs 264086

    10 packs 975833


    The Tee2 is here

    http://spirit-healthcare.co.uk/product/tee2-plus-blood-glucose-meter/


    Don’t forget to check the box that you have diabetes so you can buy VAT free. (for either meter)


    OR:-


    Taken from a post by @Bluetit1802 as she wrote it so nicely:


    The most popular meters for self funding T2's are the Codefree and the Tee2 because the strips are much cheaper than other meters, and you need a lot of strips. You can't buy them in pharmacies.


    Try here for the Codefree meter


    http://homehealth-uk.com/product-category/blood-glucose/blood-glucose-monitor/

    Showing as out of stock at the moment but also available from Amazon, link below.


    and here for the extra strips


    http://homehealth-uk.com/all-products/sd-codefree-test-strips-to-be-used-only-with-the-sd-monitor/


    There are discount codes if you buy in bulk.


    5 packs 264086


    10 packs 975833


    The Tee2 is here


    http://spirit-healthcare.co.uk/product/tee2-plus-blood-glucose-meter/


    Amazon link to Code Free:


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Codefree-G...F8&qid=1530778189&sr=8-2&keywords=sd+codefree



    Don’t forget to check the box that you have diabetes so you can buy VAT free. (for either meter)”
     
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  3. tomtom 2

    tomtom 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  4. Jillyfl

    Jillyfl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh bless you thank you. It's an SD biosensor coffee monitor. I buy cidefree strips and landers from Amazon 50 at a time. I only use the needles once (or could I use them a few times ?)
     
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    Spl@ Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    They call them single use for a reason.

    You test after washing your hands but on a microbiotic level the needle won't be sterile there will be bugs. Next time you use it your basicly injecting bugs straight past your primary defences.
     
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  6. Jillyfl

    Jillyfl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thought so. I do only use mine once although my colleague at work uses the same one several times
     
  7. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The TEE2 is now the TEE2+ but it takes the same strips. I prefer it to the SD Codefree as it needs a smaller blood sample. The plus has a larger display than the original version and bluetooth but the best thing was the pricking device which looks the same as the old one and uses the same lancets but for some reason works much better.
     
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    Jillyfl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry wrong emoji. Should be a smiley face and not that I found it funny (I'm new). But thank you for the info
     
  9. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    If you pick the wrong reaction you can click on ‘undo Rating’ (circled in my screenshot) and then correct it. Hope that helps :)

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  10. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    The decision on how often to use a lancet is yours. I think you will find the majority of us T2s that are self funding use them many times. I do and have done for well over 4 years - no infections as yet. I tend to change mine when I need a new tub of strips (50 tests) or if it starts to hurt, or if it gets difficult to draw blood. However, you need to decide for yourself.
     
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    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I have just been given a new blood test meter by the hospital to reduce costs . they are giving the whole area an accuchek nano as they say the strips are the cheapest. I haven't priced sorry but this may help
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I do the same, I dial in a new lancet on either my Accu Chek MultiClix or FastClix lancing device every new tub of strips.

    I have had no problems doing this since I have been testing.
     
  13. Jillyfl

    Jillyfl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh brilliant thank you!
     
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