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How Long Do The Batteries Last In Your Bgl Meter?

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community How long do the batteries last in your BGL meter? I've got an Accu-Chek Nano that takes 2x CR2032 lithium batteries. The first batteries that came with the meter lasted pretty good (more than 6 months) but lately the replacements I've been using only seem to last about a month or so. I guess I've got to find a premium brand battery to use, because it's a bit annoying getting this "E-9" (battery low) error every month or so. Just wondering approximately how often other people are needing to change the batteries in their meters? Panasonic Li-ion CR3032 Batteries last about a year in my Insulinx Meter. Thanks Aginoth. I'll give those a try next time. The ones I've been using recently were from Aldi and they don't seem very good. I also buy NiMH (rechargeable) batteries from Aldi and they do seem quite good, so I thought these Lithium ones would be ok as well. Unfortunately however they seem to be a bit substandard. The weird thing about them is that, even after the meter rejects them, they still read 3.0 volts (which is their nominal rated voltage) and can still wor Continue reading >>

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  1. jeffrey9127

    Meter Accuracy

    Over the last few weeks I have noticed BS readings in the 90's to low 120's when I test my Blood. At first I thought I must be doing something right, but now I am wondering if my Glucose meter is working properly. Do glucose meters last only so long? Do they become less accurate within so many months? Should I have a backup meter to compare results? My meter is a One Touch Ultra mini that I have been using four about 4 months.
    Thank you

  2. nascarnurse68

    I am recently diagnosed May 2010. My contour meter has been reading about 20 points lower than usual the last 3 days so today I decided to pull out the reli on meter (I am switching, my insurance doesn't cover the strips) I just bought and a one touch my doctor gave me. Anyway I tested the same drop of blood on all three meter and the reli on and the one touch said 120 and 121 but the contour said 87. I did it again and got about the same. I did a control solution test on the contour and it came out ok. What is up with this. Are meter this inaccurate. This is a big concern for me. Has anyone else had this happen.

  3. Breezey

    Hi..I am new here too..and to Diabetes..I have type 2… sometimes I have to test two strips to get an accurate reading..I use the Freestyle Freedom Lite. I seem to know that a reading of 21 is NOT what it should be two hours after eating! Does anyone else have this meter? I test two times a day. two hours after breakfast, and two hours after supper. I am also trying to lose weight. I am so happy to be here!

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What is PEAK METER? What does PEAK METER mean? PEAK METER meaning - PEAK METER definition - PEAK METER explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. A peak meter is a type of measuring instrument that indicates visually the instantaneous level of an audio signal that is passing through it (a sound level meter). In sound reproduction, the meter, whether peak or not, is usually meant to correspond to the perceived loudness of a particular signal. A peak-reading electrical instrument or meter is one which measures the peak value of a waveform, rather than its mean value or RMS value. As an example, when making audio recordings it is desirable to use a recording level that is just sufficient to reach the maximum capability of the recorder at the loudest sounds, regardless of the average sound level. A peak-reading meter is typically used to set the recording level. In modern audio equipment, peak meters are usually made up of a series of LEDs (small lights) that are placed in a vertical or horizontal bar and lit up sequentially as the signal increases. There are many variations on how this is implemented. They typically have ranges of green, yellow, and red, to indicate when a signal is starting to overload. The term "peak" is used to denote the meter's ability, regardless of the type of visual display, to indicate the highest output level at any instant. A peak meter can also be implemented with a classic moving needle device such as those on older analog equipment (similar in appearance in some ways to a pressure gauge on a bicycle pump), or by other means. Older equipment used actual moving parts instead of lights to indicate the audio level. Because of the mass of the moving parts and mechanics, the response time of these older meters could have been anywhere from a few milliseconds to a second or more. Thus, the meter might not ever accurately reflect the signal at every instant of time, but the constantly changing level, combined with the slower response time, led to more of an "average" indication. By comparison, "peak" type metering is designed to respond so quickly that the meter display reacts in exact proportion to the voltage of the audio signal. This can be useful in many applications, but the human ear works much more like an average meter than a peak meter. The analog VU meters are actually closer to the human ear's perception of sound level, because the response time was intentionally slow - around 300 miliseconds, and thus, many audio engineers and sound professionals prefer to use older analog style metering because it more accurately relates to what a human listener will experience in terms of relative loudness.

How Long Does A Meter Last | Diabetic Connect

By shellyj Latest Reply2009-09-27 18:34:08 -0500 Hi I was thinking about how long I have had my meter almost 2 years and I was thinking it might be time to get a new any ideas on how long meters last thanks It is a PDF giving you everything you ever wanted to know and then some about meters. Comparisons of brands and models within brands, what they use, what they do (so far as connecting to computers, etc). I found it quite interesting. Wow! that is all great info. I had not thought about it. I like my meter so when it is time Iwill call the company for an upgrade. My dr can down load the info off my meter when I see her for my check ups. I like that feature. You can call the comp that makes your meater and they will be glad to send you a new one every year at no cast to you. I agree with Skip and when you are ready to get a new meter watch carefully because there are plenty of deals out there to get them for free 9(with strings like having to buy x amount of strips at the time). Watch during Diabetes awareness month and then you can get good deals. Also try contacting your current company and see if they are willing to upgrade you at no cost. My doctor advised me that a meter sho Continue reading >>

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  1. Diabetic Nerd

    How long does a bottle of test strips last for you?

    I am doing a little research into how long after you open a bottle does it take for you to go through 50 test strips. I guess it really comes down to how many times a day do you test on average. I would appreciate your input. Thank You.
    1 x day = 50 days (duh)
    2 x day = 25 days
    3 x day = 16 days
    4 x day = 13 days
    5 x day = 10 days
    6 x day = 8 days
    I would also be interested to know how many bottles at once you may be using. Do you keep a BG kit at work or in the car that may not be used as much and therefor those strips sit much longer?

  2. furball64801

    I take and keep one kit with me and go thru a 50 strip bottle in 10 days give or take.

  3. Nan OH

    3 kits but I never leave strips in them. I use a minimum of 7 strips a day. My insurance covers 100 strips every 16 days.

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How to set up a blood glucose meter the On Call Vivid blood glucose monitor. This video shows the pack contents for the On Call Vivid diabetes monitor, how to fit the batteries and how to set the glucose meter up ready for use.

When To Get A New Blood Glucose Meter?

I have had my current glucose meter for over 10 years. When should one consider getting a new meter? As long as the manufacturer still makes the strips, does it matter? Can meters become unreliable? Karen Adsit, Chattanooga, Tennessee Belinda Childs, ARNP, MN, BC-ADM, CDE, responds: When I am asked this question in the office, I usually answer that the glucose meter you are using is acceptable as long as it is giving you accurate readings. The best way to know if your meter is accurate is to use the "glucose control" solution for your brand of glucose meter and strips. The meter companies recommend that you do this with each new bottle of test strips and any time you suspect that you may not be getting accurate readings. However, the glucose control solution is generally only good for 30 days after you open the bottle. Some health care providers correlate meters with lab readings, but you must remember that there can be as much as a 10 to 15 percent variation between the readings you get with your meter from one test to the next, as well as between a home test and a lab result. The key to your question, though, is that you have not had a new meter in more than 10 years. Technology Continue reading >>

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  1. Diabetic Nerd

    How long does a bottle of test strips last for you?

    I am doing a little research into how long after you open a bottle does it take for you to go through 50 test strips. I guess it really comes down to how many times a day do you test on average. I would appreciate your input. Thank You.
    1 x day = 50 days (duh)
    2 x day = 25 days
    3 x day = 16 days
    4 x day = 13 days
    5 x day = 10 days
    6 x day = 8 days
    I would also be interested to know how many bottles at once you may be using. Do you keep a BG kit at work or in the car that may not be used as much and therefor those strips sit much longer?

  2. furball64801

    I take and keep one kit with me and go thru a 50 strip bottle in 10 days give or take.

  3. Nan OH

    3 kits but I never leave strips in them. I use a minimum of 7 strips a day. My insurance covers 100 strips every 16 days.

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