I have been pleased with my Accu-Chek meter for several years, but was getting a little concerned about accuracy with the age and the crack down the middle of screen. Looks like there wasn’t a reason for conern, but probably still good to replace and have spare.
Interesting, I have the “old” meter but I just got it last year (!). My fingerstick averages are predicting my A1C well so I don’t think I’ll switch quite yet. I’ll probably go to a Contour when I do but I only want to run one brand of meter at a time to simplify the electronic recordkeeping. Liking the MySugr app has kept me with Accu-Chek so far.
I’ve been looking for a meter to use in my kit that I carry with me everywhere. I am currently using the TruMertix GO which is very small and fits on the strip vial. It comes with a very small lancet device. I was hoping that the Contour Nest One, but it has to fit in a modified plastic pencil box that also contains food and glucose tabs. It appears to be too thick.
I found that it is 14.9mm thick, that just might work. I doubt Medicare will pay for the strips as I have a Dexcom. They seem to buy into the hype that CGM users never need to do a finger stick.
I just got a call yesterday from ADS (my Dexcom supplier), about my most recent fill of test strips (through my pharmacy insurance provider). They asked if it was a 30 or 90-day fill, as Medicare won’t cover test strips and Dexcom at the same time. I told the truth and said it was 90-day. ADS said they will have to delay my Dexcom shipment or they will have to bill me for the Dexcom supplies (as Medicare won’t cover). Basically it turns out that I will be better off paying for test strips out of pocket. However, this is the first time this issue with Medicare re: Dexcom vs. test strips has come up, and I’ve had the Dexcom since 2019??
I had the same issue with my private insurer (not medicare) - they wouldn’t pay for test strips because I had a Libre2 (now Libre3). Stupid, because the CGM itself instructs you to double check the calibration with a finger stick for the first day or so. I ended up just buying the test strips on Amazon. Hooray for the ingenious medical minds in charge of managed health care!