Just wondering what is the lifespan of a BG Meter? and how old is the one that you use and depend on?

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I've heard that meters should be replaced every two years.
Wow! That's a good question! I know one is only about a year old, as I lost one last year and replaced it, but I'm not 100% sure how old the other one is?
Mine are at least 4 or so years old, and performing like stars. I get my supplies through Liberty, and won't replace meters until they offer me free ones, LOL!!
My two meters that are almost 4 years old. Just replaced the batteries. They keep on ticking ...
The longest I used a meter was seven years. I used a Bayer Dex from about 1996 to 2003. And before that I used a small black meter I can't recall the name of from 1991 to 1996. But then, in the '90s I don't think they had a slew of new meters coming out every year.
I have no fewer than 5 meters floating around my house at any given time. I usually try to replace them around the 2 year mark, or sooner if I notice I'm getting some wacky readings. I generally use all One Touch meters, but have a Bayer one somewhere around here too...
Sounds like most of us have a collection of the blood suckers!! I use the bayer usb model, love it., have a few around for backup meters..also since I am in florida I have one in my hurricane pak and go kit....
I have had an Accu-Chek Aviva for about 4 years now. I have never had to replace the batteries and has seemed to always work great for me until the other night when I tested with a One Touch Mini meter and the Accu-Chek was about 10 mg/dl higher than the One Touch. I know all meters differ some but maybe it is time to get a new one? I would say about 4-5 years is the lifespan of most meters if they are not having any problems. New technology comes out almost every year so replacing an old meter with a newer model might also have some benefits in testing or more accurate numbers.
I have 4 meters spread over around the house, car and carry on...my very first meter (4 years old now) is measuring up pretty good with its newer siblings =)
One touch Ultra Link, 4 years old:, mini-link, 2 years old. Had a back up one touch Ultra Link that was 2 years old, but It was misplaced. Both still work just fine.

God Bless,
1 Wavesense Presto is my main meter, 2 years old, replaced batteries once. 1 same brand as a backup still in the box. 1 Bayer USB that I use to check my main meter. So far my main meter still seems to be accurate.




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