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Ok If You Want Ballpark Readings
June 25, 2018
I am not a diabetic individual but I do monitor my blood sugar. They say 90-100 is "borderline normal" and I've been in that range for about 10 years so I don't want it to go any higher. I bought the meter from Walgreens, which came with a pack of 25 strips ($45 for that if you buy it in the brick and mortar Walgreens location...ripoff, but they do mail-in rebate for $25.) The meter has gotten all kinds of negative reviews from diabetics. They used to have a meter called One-Touch which was pretty accurate. And, the strips were very cheap if bought online. The strips are fine. They're like pretty much any other. But, the meter is very iffy. You can prick your finger, let the blood hit the strip and get a reading of 87, then moments later do the same thing and get a reading of 103. Which is correct? God only knows. It seems that the meter gives a rather imprecise range of results. Could this be because the strips are bad? Maybe. I think the whole package is probably good if you just want a general ballpark of where your glucose is. As far as accurate readings though, you're well-recommended to use a better product because any accurate results are clearly not reproducible.