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Penney
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 11/10/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone, I wanted to know what you think is the meter to use?

couchtater
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 11/11/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I use reli-on from Walmart that I pay out of pocket for.. My HMO says to use Contour, but I don't have a perscription for test strips, because my doctor says I'm pre-diabetic and don't need to test that often. >:(

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mip
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 11/12/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   

I have Accu-Chek Aviva and CVS home brand (TRUEtest). Aviva is always 5% to 10% lower than the CVS meter.

I have had Aviva for 2 years and the results are very close to the lab ones. I trust Aviva, not CVS.

mip

 

 


j_web
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 205
   Posted 11/12/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I use freestyle because it only uses a teeny tiny drop of blood.  I used to use the Aviva, that uses a lot more blood.  Both are very accurate.
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Natava
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 11/23/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
My diabetic educator gave me a freestyle lite. I like it. My True Track I bought from Walgreens was consistantly 30-40 points higher than the Freestyle. Doc said to use Freestyle. Lower readings are usually the accurate ones. Educator told me that too.

mip
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 11/23/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   

I think the CVS homebrand and Walgreens homebrand are made by the same company. I am glad to hear that it is higher than Free Style.  My CVS device is always 5% to 10% higher than my Aviva.

mip

 

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