Yeah, my DME insurance will cover the strips. It'll be 80/20 until I hit my out of pocket. I guess I missed the part and need to reset it to automatically send the reading to the pump.
Well the lancing device wouldn't be an issue for me, I mean you dont HAVE to use the lancing device that comes with the meter, and its of my opinion they always include the cheapest, worst lancing devices with the meters. I love my delica, and I'd continue using it regardless of what meter I was using. The whole co-pay thing would be the issue for me, as I ONLY have the option of getting my strips through Liberty. Honestly I have always like OneTouch and have thought they make a great meter. Newer isn't always better.
duder, The meter has a Rapid Charge and a Normal Charge. If your battery is low when you plug in your meter, it will Rapid Charge for about 1 minute. You can run a blood test as soon as the rapid charge is complete. When Rapid Charge ends, Normal Charging is expected to last up to 2 hrs. I believe the charge lasts about one month. You can also charge it up on your pc when you're looking at the data.
I like the Contour next because of the small blood sample size, and because if you apply too small a blood sample you can add more blood without the meter error message. I have wasted many strips due to not adding a large enough blood droplet. The case does need to be larger. The lancet is nice, completely painless.
I have heard that they are more expensive through insurance and harder to get. I dont know if anyone has had this issue, but this is what I have found out through my own research and other friends of mine who have diabetes as well have found out. One touch is covered by more insurances then bayer and are always easier to get.