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Glucoss moniters hate me!

Posted In: Diabetes 6 Replies
  • Posted By: hypo_Pony
  • June 21, 2007
  • 02:10 PM

Okay I have had the worse luck ever with glucosse moniters!
I'm bounceing between moniters(I know better but I have one for school and one at home).
I can't get my at home one to work for me!It's a free style mini!
I stuck the strip in and it asked me to code it than it goes to the screen it shows the strip and I pric my finger apply blood and than it won't tell me what my blood sugar is.I try again and it asks me to code it again.I'm sure it's coded though.When I stick the strip in it shows me the number that macths the one on the bottle of strips!What am I doing wrong!

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  • i think that u should get another one of those glucose things. i wouldnt buy one thats cheap beacause it might not work as good as an expensive one. im not telling you to buy an expensive one, im just giving you an advice. buy one that is not too expensive and not too cheap. i have two of them and they seem to work fine.
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  • I have the Accu-check advantage and it gives me troble to!Plus strips are really expensive for the Accu-check.The point being I need the Freestyle mini to work.Maybe I should get another one!:( I hate getting new moniters!I'm on my second Accu-check advantage the last one suffered a fall and than got steped on!
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  • I have the Accu-check advantage and it gives me troble to!Plus strips are really expensive for the Accu-check.The point being I need the Freestyle mini to work.Maybe I should get another one!:( I hate getting new moniters!I'm on my second Accu-check advantage the last one suffered a fall and than got steped on! I also have the Accu-check advantage and it is garbage! The only reason I use it is because my insurance pays for the strips. I much prefer my OneTouch meter but my insurance refuses to pay for OneTouch strips..:(
    Stan The Man 1 Replies
    • September 6, 2007
    • 09:13 AM
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  • Your strips don't match the code or meter. You need to recall it in and have it done right. Thats what the problem is. And or put a new battery in the meter.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2007
    • 07:59 PM
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  • Okay I have had the worse luck ever with glucosse moniters!I'm bounceing between moniters(I know better but I have one for school and one at home).I can't get my at home one to work for me!It's a free style mini!I stuck the strip in and it asked me to code it than it goes to the screen it shows the strip and I pric my finger apply blood and than it won't tell me what my blood sugar is.I try again and it asks me to code it again.I'm sure it's coded though.When I stick the strip in it shows me the number that macths the one on the bottle of strips!What am I doing wrong!You may need a new battery. I have a LifeScan glucose monitor and have had for years. They work great. You may possibly be able to get a free one at http://www.lifescan.com. Give it a try. Can't hurt. Currently I'm using a One Touch Ultra. It works great.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 6, 2007
    • 02:49 AM
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  • If your battery is good, call the meter company. If they can't solve the problem over the phone, they will send you a new one. Most will do this even if the original warranty is expired. If you don't know the Toll-Free 800 number, you can look it up on the manufacturer's website.
    *~*Wisewords 2 Replies
    • November 23, 2007
    • 01:38 PM
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