What kind of a glucose meter do you have?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
What kind of a glucose meter do you have?
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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 11:26pm

There has recently been a recall of a Abbott meter and it made me think that it would be helpful to know what kind of a meter are folks around here using. So I will start I am using a Bayer meter...a contour I think!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 9:29pm

I am still using a freestyle flash!  Pretty sure its not one that has been recalled. 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 9:29pm

I am still using a freestyle flash!  Pretty sure its not one that has been recalled. 

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 3:27pm

The meter that has been recalled is the Lifescan One Touch Verio IQ. It is the meters that were released between 12-14-11 and 3-7-13.

This is a very nice meter. I was in the testing group for this meter. There is something wrong with the way it reports very high blood sugars. They discovered there was a problem and have recalled the meter. For most people there won't be a problem but for people with a blood sugar in the 1000 range there will be (In more ways than one, IMHO).

If you have one of these meters contact the company ASAP and most likely they have already contacted the people who have this meter. This is why it is important to register your meter when you get one.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003
Wed, 04-24-2013 - 1:28am

Hopefully  what i post this time works.  I posted responses a couple hours ago, they both showed they were sent, but have totally disappeared. 

What I sorta remember saying.....seems like with BG numbers of 1000, that person should be in hospital haveing blood drawn by the lab.   Cant imagine anyone functioning with it that high.

I had lab work done today.  Made sure this time it was a full 12 hour fasting,  and checked my numbers with my meter.  I showed it was only 81 so should be able to find out if its really still accurate.   When I used the test solution it shows numbers are right. 

I am more worried about the cholesterol numbers than the glucose ones.   I have been eating a lot more fish.   But part of me wonders since salmon is pretty high in fats, if that means i should not be eating as much.  Have physical tomorrow, so will see what the doctor says.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Sun, 04-28-2013 - 2:32am

The meter in question is one of the one time use meters. And yes I think someone with a 1000 blood sugar needs to be hospitalized until it gets into better control. Actually there is a high death rate for anyone with a 1000 blood sugar.

Salmon is one of the good fishes and so it should have helped your cholesterol levels. Make sure you post when you know.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-2002
Thu, 05-16-2013 - 1:42am
Presently I am using a FreeStyle Lite. Insurance changed up on me at the start of the year and stop supporting my former Accucheck Aviva. I preferred the multiclix lancet device on that one, but I seem to need much less blood for testing on the FreeStyle lite. So I guess it is a good change-up. Blu10