I have 8 (count 'em!) 8 meters all over my house. The one I use most often (and my fave) is Accu-chek Aviva. I wana know what is your favorite blood glucose monitor? It will be interesting to see what everyone uses...
type 1 dx: 11/30/07
A1C December 2012: 6.0%
Mom, Granny, PWDT1D
I use one touch stuff but i use the ACCU chek cases!
I too have a cupboard full of meters. I use the one touch because 1. it works with the cgm and pump and 2. I get them free on prescription from my insurance company. I think my number two reason is probably the primary reason I use them. Free is good!
I just have one meter. It's a one touch Ping to go with my pump. I rather enjoy it. I like to push buttons.
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i have 1 meter too!! contour! :)
Diagnosed @ age 15 on February 18,2010
OneTouch UltraSmart. without it..I wouldn't have a "log" of bgs..cuz I was never good at carrying the booklet around and actually using it. Plus, I like being able to plug in that I'm sick or stressed, etc etc.
I've used a number of other meters but I like this one the most. I have two, one on me and one at my mom's house in case mine breaks or it gets stolen again (car got broken into last Feb and they took my bag outta the trunk, which had my diabetic kits in it...)
DX November 1994; age 6.
I have 3 one touches 1 accu-chek 1 that can do blood testing for ketones and another 1 i don't know what it is
one touches are great, but strips are really expensive
I started off using One Touch but they're made by a company that does animal testing. So I've switched to the Bayer Contour and I love it! It has great features and you can get cute stickers ("skins") to put on them to make them fun.
I like the Free Style Light because it takes the least amount of blood while still being accurate. I used to like the Accu-Chek Aviva but I kept wasting test strips because of how much blood it needed.
I have 5 one touches and 3 contour. Just got the usb contour. Yeah I still use my ping but the contour strips are cheaper with my insurance. So I just manually plug in for my pump
KIMI!! How have you been, girl? It's been awhile :D
You know, without animal testing, there would not have been insulin. Get over it! I know animals do give the ultimate sacrifice, but come on, let's not be ridiculous here. A cure is being sought using animal testing. Is that wrong? I don't think so. I use One Touch without qualm, I use that only because I get them free versus bib bucks for the others and the One Touch device communicates with my Insulin pump
I don't even know how many I have around my house. I think we finally got rid of some of the really ancient ones that needed a huge drop of blood. . . I think they were BD? I really liked the freestyle one, but insurance requires less of a copay on one touch, so now I'm using the one touch ultra link with my medtronic pump. Hopefully the one touch ping will be coming soon with a new animas pump=)
One touch cause it works with my pump
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