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Tue Jan 12 11:34:03 EST 2010

How often should you changes you blood testing meters?"
Asked By: rev_mattula  

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its been a year since I was dianodesed with type one. Should I consider changes my meter?
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2010-01-19 16:16:18.0

Insurance companies vary but most will cover a new meter every two years. Typically it is a good idea to upgrade in that amount of time as technology is constantly evolving and upgrading. Most likely in two years your machine will require a smaller drop of blood or be more accurate or have more features. Do you see a diabetes educator on a regular basis? Often manufacturers give meters to the diabetes education offices to distribute to patients for free. If you meet with your diabetes educator on a regular basis, you can ask if your meter has upgraded features. Also, keep reading dlife and other websites to keep track of new technology.
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