Can anyone recommend a blood sugar monitor diabetes

Ive just got back from emergency room at hospital

It turns out i had severe indigestion and normal meds wouldn’t help. At hospital they did bloods and heart check and gave me a strong tablet for indigestion

My bloods are high blood sugars so i need advice any advice on monitoring it.

I have to ring doctors asap to go on strong indigestion meds

@Bowens can you advise me please if possible

Thanks everyone!

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Mine is an “Accu-Check - Guide Me”. works fine. Test strips are a little under 50 cents apiece, depending on who you buy from and in what quantity.

Thanks do you know if can get them free from gp doctors

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I can’t say for sure what your insurance will cover, but mine covered the device.

The strips are only covered by my insurance for one strip a day. Which is ludicrous in my opinion. I use many times that everyday. If I didnt, with my erratic blood sugar, I might end up in a coma or something. So, anyway, I end up paying for most of them myself. You also need the needle cartridge replacements once in awhile.

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of course, when I got device I was on medicaid, I believe. Did not think of that.

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I use the One Touch Ultra 2 glucometer. I like how easy it is to use. My Medicaid paid for the device, but the Medicare covers the strips.

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Ahh your a lifesaver, thanks so much for your advice

Try getting some sleep @Bowens you must be tired now :sleeping:

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Thanks @WhiteRaven im new to this diabetes and need to start monitoring because levels high

My mom uses Dexcom G6. Idk if ur insurance will cover it and it’s expensive if it doesn’t and really not necessary if u aren’t on insulin, but if u are on insulin it’s great. It’s a continuous monitor that mounts on ur stomach and measures ur blood sugar every 5 minutes with alerts. U can view ur blood sugar anytime on the device they give u or on an app on ur phone or an apple watch if u have one.

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I tried getting one of those continuous monitors before and my insurance/medicare wouldn’t cover it unless I was on insulin.

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My mom uses Code Free but that is a cheaper one.

I’ve got an Auvon Blood Glucose monitor from Amazon. It’s like $20 and seem to work well. Test strips are $32 for 200 strips.

Mu insurance covered a freestyle lite.

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Yeah that’s what I use too @ZombieMombie
It’s a great meter

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My mom uses the freestyle libra no more finger sticks for her

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I use the dexcom G6. It’s a continuous monitor I replace every 10 days. I like it very much. It pairs up with my insulin pump nicely.

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My mom uses the Dexacom monitor also and it’s made her diabetes much more manageable— plus, it’s good because I can check her sugar and see how everything’s looking as well :+1:

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