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Real quick question....

Discussion in 'Surveys and Studies' started by Deborah_88, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Deborah_88

    Deborah_88 Approved members

    Jan 17, 2011
    Hi guys, thanks to everyone who has filled out my survey... I just have a quick question just now...

    whats the life span of you blood glucose monitor? How long does it usually last or are they built for life? How can you tell if its starting to need replaced...?

    Thanks :D
  2. TheFormerLantusFiend

    TheFormerLantusFiend Approved members

    Sep 10, 2006
    I'd say mine last a little over a year (the aviva). So far, here's what happens to them:

    buttons stop pressing
    gives "low battery" sign when battery isn't low
    plastic peels off near the code chip, making the code chip difficult to impossible to change
    just won't turn on
    get lost

    I turned one in to the company because I was annoyed about accuracy but in retrospect I think it was the strips, not the meter.
  3. Ronin1966

    Ronin1966 Approved members

    Feb 18, 2010
    Hello Deborah_88:

    The life span of my meter is determined solely by whether the insurance company will pay for the specific strips or not.

    If I have a small co pay, thats my meter. When they stop paying for them, I get the "new" :rolleyes: device from the ~spanish inquisition~

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