Before I got my OmniPod, I used an Accu-Check meter and liked it. Now that I’ve had to use the FreeStyle meter built into the PDM, in hindsight I LOVED my Accu-Check.
Does anyone else have problems with getting the test strips to “accept” a blood sample? It happens to me pretty often, especially when I’m having a low and my hands are shaking a little. Sometimes I bleed all over the darn strip and can’t get it to work. I really miss the Accu-Check test strips that sort of “wicked” or, as my CDE says, “sipped” the sample up very easily.
To top it off, FreeStyle test strips are a LOT more expensive even when I get the $50 rebate from the FreeStyle Promise program.
While I could carry around my old meter and enter the data into my PDM manually – and did for the first couple of months to use up my test strips – that’s a pain and defeats one of the convenience factors that I like about my OmniPod.
Anyone else have this experience?