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i am looking to purchase my 1st blood glucose monitor.i am not sure how many monitor this board besides fuskie but...what make/models do you all use?....why? what do you like or don't like?anything i need to know buying one?thanks in advance!fred
Hey Fred. I'm the worst one to ask because I'm still using the same meter I got 15 years ago. I did a quick google search for glucose monitors and got the following:http://www.toptenreviews.com/health/senior-care/best-glucome...There are a lot of bells and whistles these days, from WiFi or Bluetooth enabled devices, but the simplest often works best. All you really need is a quick and reliable number. Be sure to check out the cost of test strips and lancets (I use Amazon.com) as manufacturers often sell the meters at a low cost then charge a premium for the supplies.FuskieWho would check with your health insurance company because they may have an arrangement where you can get a monitor for free...-----Ticker Guide for The Walt Disney Company (DIS), Orbital ATK (OA), Titan International (TWI), Intuit (INTU), Time Warner (TWX)Disclaimer: This post is non-professional and should not be construed as direct, individual or accurate adviceDisclosure: May own shares of some, many or all of the companies mentioned in this post (tinyurl.com/FuskieDisclosure)Fool Code of Conduct: http://tinyurl.com/FoolCode
i am looking to purchase my 1st blood glucose monitor.See if your insurance covers it. If so, they will tell you which makes/models are covered.Strips and lancets for the meter are usually covered by Medicare. You can pick them up at your local drug store or do mail order.I have been using the Lifescan OneTouch Ultra II since early 2008, when I was diagnosed. It will store up to 500 historic readings. There is software from Lifescan to read the meter and store them on your computer. I download the readings every quarter (=90 days, so 180 readings) using their USB cable that also plugs into the meter. I do that in order to see historic trends--and where things changed.It can be as simple, or complex, as you want it to be.
I use the One Touch Ultra 2. It's what my doctor suggested. I've had no trouble with it since I got it several years ago.Ted
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