Ok the reason I have all these meters from LEFT to RIGHT:
- Accu-Chek 1 - Got this when I left the hospital from my wonderful DKA and diagnoses run.
- Accu-Chek 2 - Got this because I broke the Lancet device from the first meter two days after getting it and asked to get another Lancet from the doctor and he just gave me the entire box again.
- Relion Meter - Got this when my insurance was still "working out" how many test strips a day they would pay for. By the way for those on a budget this meter works well for cheap strips. If you don't have insurance but still need to test more than a few times a day and need cheap strips look at Walmart for the Relion brand. They are good meters from what I found. I tested it against the Accu-chek and they were fairly close each time.
- Infopia Element Meter - Ok, changed insurance this year and they the new insurance had a cool FREE program for Diabetics to get test strips, meter, lancets, lancet device AS NEEDED even. I told them I was testing 8 times a day and boom they got it right out to me.
- Telcare BGM - This is my newest meter. In fact so new I just got it and thought "wow I have a lot of meters" so this one was sent when I called and requested the next set of strips this time. The nice lady on the phone said "we are going to send you new strips and a new type of meter" uhhh OK so I just got it today and It is charging. YEP charging. It is a cellular meter that uploads my test results vis cell connection to my personal web site that I can provide full access to or read only access so my doctor, wife, or whoever can see how my blood is doing at any time. Well I guess I can give this a try for a while so I will have to use it for a few days then check back in here and let you know how it goes.
I will have to do a little "review" of this meter once I have a few days of use under my belt. I still have to get all my stuff setup on the website tomorrow and then start uploading to it. then play with the charting and other features they provide with it.