Blood glucose test strips onetouch ultra

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503651 tn?1223174601 takes 6-8 weeks for USPS to deliver unit. Mine came with 10 each test strips and lancets and a test fluid bottle. Calibrate to strip number prior to using.
Avatar f tn s interesting that you question the accuracy of your glucose meter for I was reading the September 2008 issues of Consumer Reports that rated both blood-pressure monitors and blood-glucose meters. Only one blood-glucose meter scored excellent overall and also scored the highest for consistency- the Johnson & Johnson Lifescan OneTouch Ultra Mini. The Ultra Mini was followed by Ascensia Contour, ReliOn Ultima (WalMart), and Accu-check Compact Plus.
Avatar n tn This requires a smaller amount of blood, is lighter, has a canister of strips (not a drum), and is faster. The strips are pretty different from the Ultra and will take some getting used to.
Avatar f tn I've recently been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and started testing my blood glucose at home with the One Touch Ultra 2 monitor. The test strips that I've been given are pre-coded, so I do not have to do anything to my monitor prior to testing, other than insert the strip.
Avatar n tn caused a mixture of blood and other tissue liquids, your numbers could be slightly different from what his real glucose levels are. I test from fingertips and have had many types of glucometers in my 37 years with type 1 diabetes, and have never found them to be inaccurate.
798555 tn?1292787551 You shouldn't need an Rx for test test strips as they are not drugs. They may be kept behind a counter or in a locked display case to prevent theft but I've never seen/heard of a need for an Rx. If in doubt talk to your local pharmacist. As far as meters go, I use the J&J OneTouch UltraMini [last rated #1 by Consumer Reports for consistent accuracy]. You can obtain a FREE OneTouch by filling out the questionnaire on the link below. Comes with a five day supply of lancets and strips.
Avatar f tn When you have an actual average glucose obtained with OneTouch or other meter, the following formula will give an indicated A1C. (Actual average glucose + 2.52)/1.583/100 This should be used to compare to your actual A1C obtained from the lab.
Avatar f tn If repeated testing is required, buying the test strips in bulk may be beneficial. Some stores may offer strips at a reduced rate. You could discuss with a pharmacist as to what would be the most suitable option. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar n tn No Rx required for test strips. Try wherever you purchased the glucose test meter, or online at Amazon or web sites like americandiabeteswholesale.
Avatar f tn The test strips will be an expense and your insurance company may not pay for enough. If you eat the same kinds and quantities of foods consistantly, at the same time, once you have established the routine you can cut down on the sticks. Modern meters have a memory, which means you don't have to write everything down. The technology has matured and they all are pretty good, but as Waverider said, it's nice to have a spare.
Avatar m tn I did something really dumb today and now I'm scared. I was unclogging a toilet when some of the water splashed my hands. I have open wounds on my hands. When I looked down into the toilet I saw some used blood glucose test strips. I didn't see any blood. I immediately washed my hands with plenty of soap. About 1-3 minutes later I washed my hands again 3 times. About 10 minutes after that I washed my hands twice more and disinfected them with alcohol.
Avatar n tn Google LifeScan and call their 800 number. They should provide you with a NEW OneTouch meter and test strips. Included will be a test bottle w/instructions. I don't recall if I had to provide a prescription or not. or a doctors letter stating I was diabetic.
Avatar n tn I too, as a mom of a diabetic teen, am very anxious to have a non-invasive blood glucose monitor be approved for use (besides the Gluco-watch. I checked some internet sites and none that I could find had any new information. If you are interested in being in a study, contact your endocrinologist to see if you would be a candidate to be in one. Perhaps they could point you in the direction of finding an open study somewhere. Also, Joslin Diabetes Center may be a good place to check.
Avatar f tn The most common reason for such swings in glucose scores is because of residue on your fingers when you test. Make sure you wash your hands well, with particular focus on your fingers, using a non-perfumey soap. Perfume soaps have extra alcohols in them which can cause your blood sugars to falsely show as being high. Ivory soap or plain Dial soap and products like that are best, in my opinion. Another common reason for such swings is that not all glucose meters are extremely accurate.
Avatar n tn Thanks to both of you. As far as I know, the meter is OK and the test strips are well within expiration. The doctor is very, very hesitant to write a prescription for test strips, so I buy them. It's absurb because with my insurance I could test four times a day free. As it is now, I really hoard the test strips. Yes, I try to watch the carbs and sugars, though I fell off the wagon during the Christmas days and that's probably why I'm showing the higher numbers.
Avatar f tn I would suggest that you see your doctor and get an A1c test performed. This is a simple blood test that measures your glucose over the past three months. Why? New red blood cells live an average of three months. Excess glucose binds to these new cells and this test captures that. Doctors use this test to determine whether you are diabetic or close to becoming one. Your results will be presented in % (percentage) where <6% (lower than) is considered good/normal.
1813627 tn?1337722375 Had about 10 viles of blood taken which I gather is normal the first time. They also had be do an hour blood glucose test done which I thought was done later in pregnancy. So today I had to go for a 3 hr test sinces yesterday my number was 141 and they wanted me to be under 135. Anyone that can shed some light on this would be wonderful.
446335 tn?1223948356 A recent pre-op blood test showed a blood sugar level of 139. My doctor had me do the 2-hr. glucose tolerance test today. Don't have the results yet but the blood sugar test they did initially showed a level of 140. I know both of those put me into the category of diabetic. Runs in the family BTW, father managed blood sugar with Glucotrol. So what can I expect?
Avatar m tn One month later i bought OneTouch Ultra Glucose meter. Though I have controlled a lot on my sugar intake, the sugar level always comes in between 100 and 120. Does eating sugar added food cause diabetes ? Why was not my sugar level not coming below 100 even after my food was controlled. I do not take regualar exercise. I have 177cm tall and weighs about 76 Kg. Am I overweight to develop diabetes ?Could you pls let me know how can I reduce my glucose levels below 100 or to a safer level ?
866901 tn?1505506236 In googling "blood glucose test strips", I found several websites which offered test strips and glucometers at varying prices (ie. Since your cat is going to need lifelong care, it will pay for you to shop around.
Avatar f tn If a person with HIV accidentally gets his/her blood on the meter or the test strips (supplies) is it possible to catch HIV this way when putting your blood in contact with the test strips (supplies)? Hope this makes sense but I just would like assurance. Thank you!
Avatar n tn We use the one touch ultra 2 and the onetouch ultra smart. I use there software that you can download from their website. I like the software, I can see what patterns my saughter is having. It has 2 features that I really like , one is that you can add notes , such as sick days , over bolus, extra excersize etc. also you can set the meteres to the computers by the touch of a button. you can also clear the meter if you meed to for any reason.
Avatar m tn Your numbers indicated glucose out of control and you need to pay attention to what your doctor says to you. Go back and consult with your doctor so you can understand what you need to do in order to control and manage your glucose levels before they get way of hand. If you Google "diabetes complications", I guarantee you will not like what you read. Your home meter [test kit] could also be whacked giving you inaccurate test results.
Avatar n tn is this necessary? do i need the glucose test if my blood sugar test came back just fine??? thanks for the help !
5536886 tn?1455827346 How did you choose which blood glucose monitor to use? Are there certain features that make one better then the other?
491523 tn?1209215092 First, lemme say hi. I just found this forum. It looks like it can help me a lot! Second: I'm an American type 2 on insulin. I use the OneTouch Ultra. It displays results in mg/dL. While on vacation last summer in Canada, I took advantage of an offer for a free OneTouch Ultra Mini. It displays results in mmol/L. The Canadian pharmacist assured me I could change the meter to display in mg/dL. But in fact I cannot. The manual clearly says so. I'd like to keep using it.