- Relationship to Diabetes
- Type 2
@Pina before you make a purchase it is important to factor in the cost of testing strips of which you will get through an awful lot in the first few months. They become a much more significant financial factor than the meter itself, so it makes sense to purchase a meter which has the cheapest test strips because they are not universal. For that reason here on the forum we recommend the SD Gluco Navii or the Spirit Healthcare Tee2 as the test strips for these meters are £8 for a pot of 50. Most other meters have test strips which cost twice that and sometimes as much as 3x that price. Since you will get through numerous pots of test strips, it makes significant financial sense to go for one of these meters, unless money is of no object for you.
I know you didn't want advice, but I am hoping I am saving you money by giving it anyway.
Why are you buying these things, they are all free on the NHS.Thank you, I will have a look x
Sadly not. Most CCGs advise that Type 2s do not need to test, unless on insulin or meds like Gliclazide that can cause hypos, so strips are not available on prescription to many T2s. It is very unusual for T2s to be given them otherwise.
Wow, I got everything. Needles, strips (sugars and ketones) duel monitor, sharps box. On insulin and metformin. Didn't realise it wasn't free for everyone, that's shocking.Type 2 don't get blood sugar testing kits at our surgery. I don't think all surgeries give them away.
No - it is the total carbohydrate that you need to look at, "of which sugars" is not relevant. Ignore traffic lights, they are useless for a diabetic.That's all I've been told to look at is the sugars.