Blood glucose meter: GlucoRX Nexus Mini Black meter with 60 FREE test strips £9.99 @ eBay /  happybedrooms
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Blood glucose meter: GlucoRX Nexus Mini Black meter with 60 FREE test strips £9.99 @ eBay / happybedrooms

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Found 29th Mar 2014
For those that need a blood glucose meter at a reasonable price (I know this is not everybody's cup of tee). It is a high quality meter with a USB port (to download the results). The meter comes with a lancet with 10 needles, 10 test strips and an additional 50 strips (with a long expiry time). This is the cheapest meter currently out there. Much cheaper than other brands.

If you are or know somebody with type 1 or 2 diabetes this is deal.

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Not a bad price - and you might be able to get the test strips on prescription too ..

no need for a type 1 diabetic to buy as this (out equivalent) will be free on prescription.

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Great find Orioza

Banned

my mum has this. got it free from hospital.

Could be useful as a spare for someone, or just someone inquisitive. I say that because most pharmacies seem to offer a free test these days, but assuming the strips have plenty of life (they have a shelf life and often won't work past this date if they are chipped) then it could be useful to keep in your car, take on holiday, e.t.c.

Good price for those with diabetic dogs who have to stand the costs themselves.

Needles....

sirfentalot

no need for a type 1 diabetic to buy as this (out equivalent) will be … no need for a type 1 diabetic to buy as this (out equivalent) will be free on prescription.

Same for Type 2. Meter and Strips on NHS (Free in Wales to all).

Banned

Terrible cheap meter. Been forced to use one by local pct. Readings so erratic you end up testing twice as much as you can't trust it. Great money saving exercise... NOT.

Stick with one touch ultra devices or accucheck.

Sorry nice price but had to vote cold Diabetics type 1 or 2 can get these for free or much better meters from their own diabetic nurse or even GP if you are paying for them then there is some thing wrong with what you are doing, as for animal testing im sure its a good price.

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Bades

Sorry nice price but had to vote cold Diabetics type 1 or 2 can get these … Sorry nice price but had to vote cold Diabetics type 1 or 2 can get these for free or much better meters from their own diabetic nurse or even GP if you are paying for them then there is some thing wrong with what you are doing, as for animal testing im sure its a good price.



I am glad you get yours for free. But I don't. I am in England and my GP said the NHS does not provide meters for T2. So its incorrect to say all diabetics get the meters for free. I found the meter to be accurate so your reference to animal testing is absurd unless you work for accu-chek (then I understand your attitude to this). There is nothing wrong with knowing what is going on with your body by testing when you feel that something might be off.

As a doctor, I am surprised how many people with no diabetes think this is a hot deal. This machine will NOT give you a diagnosis of diabetes (type 1 or 2) and if you have been diagnosed with diabetes then the NHS gives you a FREE meter and test strips as part of your prescription. The main problem I have in clinical practice is that I cannot get my patients to check their blood sugar enough! The other issue is I am not even sure if the machine has been calibrated whereas the machine we used has been tested with test solution. I agree with worlock666 the meter used by NHS has been checked and tested other meters you buy on the internet you just do not know what their quality is like. Hence my advice is do not buy it because if you do use the machine all you will do is get a number when you test it and unsure how to interpret it in that context. If you are concerned you might have diabetes or "pre-diabetes" e.g. impaired glucose tolerance then you should seek medical advice.

just a note that the NHS does not buy meters and then give them out for free the Meyer companies give free meters to the NHS because they male there money from the test strips the the NHS buy as these on retail can cost £20-£30 a box. being type 1 myself I would suggest that no one should ever pay for a Meyer there are always ways of getting one for free. god how many different ones I have had over the years and never have to pay for any

Bades

Sorry nice price but had to vote cold Diabetics type 1 or 2 can get these … Sorry nice price but had to vote cold Diabetics type 1 or 2 can get these for free or much better meters from their own diabetic nurse or even GP if you are paying for them then there is some thing wrong with what you are doing, as for animal testing im sure its a good price.



So you 'had' to vote cold even though you state it is a 'nice price' and admit 'as for animal testing im sure its a good price'. Just because people with diabetes can get better ones for free does not mean you have to vote it cold. Your comments make no sense and if you did not think the deal hot then just dont vote.

Got one free from my doctor (or rather, the nurse)

vl4781

As a doctor, I am surprised how many people with no diabetes think this … As a doctor, I am surprised how many people with no diabetes think this is a hot deal. This machine will NOT give you a diagnosis of diabetes (type 1 or 2) and if you have been diagnosed with diabetes then the NHS gives you a FREE meter and test strips as part of your prescription. The main problem I have in clinical practice is that I cannot get my patients to check their blood sugar enough! The other issue is I am not even sure if the machine has been calibrated whereas the machine we used has been tested with test solution. I agree with worlock666 the meter used by NHS has been checked and tested other meters you buy on the internet you just do not know what their quality is like. Hence my advice is do not buy it because if you do use the machine all you will do is get a number when you test it and unsure how to interpret it in that context. If you are concerned you might have diabetes or "pre-diabetes" e.g. impaired glucose tolerance then you should seek medical advice.

I'm T1, have been for 32 years and, as you quite rightly say, have always been able to obtain free meters from my local NHS hospital. I would imagine the same would apply for insulin dependent T2s. Just out of interest, would I be right in assuming that non-id T2 diabetics would find it more difficult to obtain free meters?

97browng

So you 'had' to vote cold even though you state it is a 'nice price' and … So you 'had' to vote cold even though you state it is a 'nice price' and admit 'as for animal testing im sure its a good price'. Just because people with diabetes can get better ones for free does not mean you have to vote it cold. Your comments make no sense and if you did not think the deal hot then just dont vote.

"yawn" always a troll under the bridge

Bades

"yawn" always a troll under the bridge



How is that a troll, you are the one making stupid comments.

gw1mcd

Same for Type 2. Meter and Strips on NHS (Free in Wales to all).



Not at all. I can't get the strips prescribed now, and have to buy them.

I'm at risk of developing diabetes because of a medical condition and although NICE guidelines suggest a blood test every year my gp doesn't do it. So every now and then I buy a meter and do a glucose tolerance test. Although I haven't bought this brand I usually get a test solution to calibrate the machine. Buying a new meter each time is usually cheaper than buying test strips and is certainly easier. It's a good price.

MosesSupposes

I'm T1, have been for 32 years and, as you quite rightly say, have always … I'm T1, have been for 32 years and, as you quite rightly say, have always been able to obtain free meters from my local NHS hospital. I would imagine the same would apply for insulin dependent T2s. Just out of interest, would I be right in assuming that non-id T2 diabetics would find it more difficult to obtain free meters?

Well that depends in some ways where you live and who is managing your diabetes. When it comes to type 2 it is a bit more fluid. Some type 2 patients I see are incredibly well controlled just on tablets and quite honestly checking the blood sugar is not necessary and I can tell how well the control by the HbA1c which I am sure you are familiar with. Some type 2 becoming progressively more difficult to manage their condition and monitoring might be helpful. And you are right if someone starts using insulin then they must monitor.

I am sorry to hear that "buzzard"'s impaired glucose tolerance has not been followed up as per NICE guideline. You are quite right the guideline does suggest annual test as there is a reasonable chance you can develop diabetes. What I tend to advice my patient is if a certain investigation, appointment or result has not happened at the time it should have then you should contact the appropriate department or person, I tell people when I was a patient myself and I did not get an outpatient appointment when I thought I was going to I simply phoned up the consultant's secretary and found out the reason behind it. As you can imagine the NHS is a huge organisation with a lot of people working in it, things get missed, forgotten, letters lost, test results goes astray. In the ideal world none of this of course would happen but we are in the real world. My advise to all the people I see is you are the person in charge of your own health and I am here to advice you what to do. Whilst I can see you have got a meter and doing your own test, it would be better to be in regular NHS follow up than doing it yourself. That way other risk factors will also be monitored e.g. cholesterol etc.

where do you get the strips from ?

where do you get the strips from ?
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