Re: [IPk] Bayer Contour Link v Accu-chek Compact
That makes sense - the old ones did used to jam more I think also. You
do have to be quite careful handling them I think. I can see what you
mean about having lots of meters on the go, I only ever use one at a
time and carry it everywhere, and I always have a spare disk with me in
my "emergency kit" as well as usually at least one spare disk in every
bag I use! So I pretty much never run out of strips. If in doubt I just
turn the meter on to check how many strips are left! Although I can see
that shaking the tube is easier!
I keep thinking about switching to a smaller faster meter but I can't
get beyond the hassle (for me) of carrying around a pot of strips and
having to insert them myself! Especially as I often test on the go and
with one hand!
Jackie Jacombs wrote:
> Hi Di
> Probably some incompetence on my part. We always seem to have problems with
> tiny spiky strips . We used to get a lot of failures and wasted "strips" and
> the thing used to regularly jam and in trying to get to a new strip we would
> up wasting more. I didn't like size either. Though of course if you have a
> small meter AND a tube of strips they no doubt take up as much space in the
> In the end we went back to the other meters.
> I was also worried that Sasha might grab a meter which was almost out of
> and take it out with her. Now she or I can pick up a meter case give it a
> and you can hear how many strips are in there without even looking. Honest!
> Sasha can tell how many strips are left by giving the case a quick shake plus
> minus a few strips. Of course she checks if in doubt.
> We have several meters "on the go" so she will grab the one with the most
> Of course its a personal thing and I know lots of people who like the disc
> meters so I thought I might be in the minority who dont get on with them.
>> What don't you like about them?
>> Jackie Jacombs wrote:
>> > Am I the only one who doesnt really like the disc meters and prefers the
>>> with strips. We couldn't get on with one we had some years ago.
>> Perhaps the
>>> new ones are better?!
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