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What brand and type of meter do you use?
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HOPE_1207 posted:
Hello,

I am interested in what type of meter different members use.

I have always used FreeStyle products, the recent being the FreeStyle Lite meter.

I was blind sided when I went to place my supply order and was told that they no longer could send me test strips for my meter as they do not carry them anymore.

I know it has to do with the healthcare reform, which I do not agree that they should take away people options who already have their own insurance.

I do not like change and now am having to try and figure out what will be a reliable meter as well as a good customer care service to trouble shoot problems that may come up with the meter.

Thanks in advance.

Take Care,

Barb
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mrscora01 responded:
All meters are pretty much the same. Each individual meter (even in a given product line) will be different from others. The trick is to find what your insurance covers and pick one who's features and size you like. Then take it to the lab (not the doc's office) and test when you have your blood taken and compare the results. This way you will find out how accurate your meter is. Do this a few times to see how consistent it is too.

Cora


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