Glooko app

I would like to use the glooko app but my glucometer is not compatible with it. How many medtronic 630 users use a different glucometer than the one that came with the pump.?

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Bayer contour next is on their compat list - what meter do you have?

I have the contournext link 2.4. It communicates with my medtronic 630g insulin pump. I was thinking about going back to my Freestyle lite even though this glucometer is rechargable. My doctor was not very happy with the accuracy of the blood test I took compared to the lab. If he suggests I should change meters I guess I will. The contour next sends my blood tests directly to my pump. I would like to use the glooko app as my logbook and the contour link isn’t compatible with it. I also don’t like the carelink reports. They are hard to interpret how well my control has been. I like pie charts and graphs instead.

It states it is comparable on their website compat list

Did you use the test solution

contour next 2.4 has an excellent rep for being one of the most accurate meters

I would use nothing else

Test with the test solution and you will have your answer - shake the container and don’t use the first drop

folks complain about the meter without trying it with the test solution - hers is always in range -

if it is out of range in the test call medtronic and get another one

Look at Nightscout for Medtronic on facebook.

It is fine to use a different meter. Chances are good that the Bayer will be more accurate but also likely more expensive to operate (cost of strips). I suggest they are reasonable choices with good and bad points of each.

Note: I am a Medtronic ambassador. My opinions are my own. They did not pay me to say nice things about Medtronic devices or the company. OK, they sent me a shirt and a cup but even I am more expensive than that.

How is it more expensive to operate - strips on amazon or ebay are less then 25 cents each with shipping (for contour next)

I said “likely more expensive” but certainly deals can be found for certain. However if one purchases OTC at the pharmacy many times the Bayer strips are more expensive. It is one of the reasons so many insurance companies do not cover these strips. I am glad you have a less expensive source.

Note: I am a Medtronic ambassador. My opinions are my own. They did not pay me to say nice things about Medtronic devices or the company. OK, they sent me a shirt and a cup but even I am more expensive than that.

At the pharmacy thru medicare the bill is over 800 dollars for 500 strips - I have not looked at what they get reimbursed. She pays zero but for a while I got some off ebay and found them to be the exact same quality and test within spec with the solution. Then just out of curiosity I looked on Amazon and I believe if you order 300 they are around 22 or 23. As cents each. They are not knock-offs - they are the same as the pharmacy with excellent far out expiration dates.

You didn’t say where using the Contour Next Link meter with Glooko failed so I’ll offer this. Try it first with Bluetooth but if that proves difficult try a direct connection. On your smartphone open the Glooko app. Then connect the phone to the Contour Next Link meter using an appropriate cable and tell the Glooko app to sync. This works great for me using an Android Pixel 2 phone and a Contour Next One meter. I did check and your meter, the Link, is included in the list of available devices to pair to the Android. app. Good luck!

The meter I have is a Medtronic contourlink 2.4. The USB plug does not fit in the cell phone.

I have used a micro to female USB cable when my meter was the Contour Next USB. Not sure if it would work with the Link 2.4, but maybe worth a try. For my Contour Next One meter I use a micro to micro cable - also works great. I’d give Glooko a call and see if they have any advice. I know I was able to get the micro to micro to work before their website said it would.

Here is the micro to female USB cable I used:

https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Adapter-Samsung-Controller-Smartphone/dp/B00LN3LQKQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1527301375&sr=8-5&keywords=micro+to+female+usb+cable&dpID=41XcEB6DzkL&preST=SY300_QL70&dpSrc=srch

I started using he MM630 in August, and I have the FreeStyle Lite glucometer. I like that combination. I am old fashioned, and I do not need a glooko, whatever that is. :slightly_smiling_face:

I love your attitude, @Richard157. It reminds me of “If it ain’t broken don’t fix it.” And I’m a fan of that one. But I like managing my own glucose control. I can’t remember the last time my endo actually made an insulin dosage suggestion. Having all my numbers from my meter, pump and CGM come together in one coherent report helps me to better manage my care. The piece of software that helps me do that is a “glooko”. :wink:

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