Can you recommend a good glucometer?


#21

Thanks to both of you. I will look into it!!


#22

Contour Next. I switched back from Freestyle Lite. My Freestyle Lite readings were biased low, 12% low on average. Bias is sadly missing from many of the test strip reviews and ratings.

My endo doesn’t like low numbers. During last appointment I told my endo we need to change test strips fif she wants to see higher numbers. So I’m back to Contour Next.


#23

Lucky you. My endo seems to not care whether my readings are off or not. She won’t call for a preauthorization and my insurance will only cover Freestyle without it.


#24

Another vote for the Contour Next. Test strips are affordable, the meter (Contour Next One) is small and has Bluetooth functionality, and the accuracy is very high.


#25

For decades I used one touch and then one touch ultra when it came along and my readings were always low. When I went on Medicare and Dexcom CGM, Dexcom sent me a monthly supply kit of sensors, test strips, lancets, etc. My first delivery from Dexcom came with a Contour Next meter and supplies and I was apprehensive going to a new meter after decades of One Touch products. The Contour Next was for me a huge upgrade from the One Touch. The meter is much smaller and extremely accurate, within 3 points of what is read at doctor’s office taken at same time from same finger. A few months ago my Contour Next meter fell out of my pocket in the garage and I ran over it with the car. When I went to buy a replacement, was amazed how inexpensive it was. There is always someone running a coupon or discount of some sort on this meter so although it lists for about $80, it can usually be bought in the $7-$15 range. The company makes their money on the strips, not the meter.


#26

Thanks everyone. I am going to bite the bullet and buy a Contour Next.