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Bayer Contour Next Link Meter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard P Cosgrove Feb 22, 2013. 18 Replies

Hi - Is anyone using the new Bayer Contour Next Link meter with their Medtronic pump? I just received mine and am curious to know how well it works.Continue

 

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1.5melody replied to Melitta's discussion 'rapid onset Type 1 diabetes in adults'
"WOW! Now I am REALLY confused as to what kind of D I have. I have been told that I was LADA, T1D, Adult Onset D - and after reading this discussion think that maybe I'm really a Rapid Onset TID??? My diagnosis came in Jan 2009 - at age 57. I…"
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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for 1.5melody
"1.5Melody, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Sep 19, 2013
Linda G left a comment for 1.5melody
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES MELODY!! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
Sep 19, 2013
brokenpole left a comment for 1.5melody
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Sep 19, 2013
Richard P Cosgrove replied to 1.5melody's discussion 'Bayer Contour Next Link Meter'
"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."
Feb 22, 2013
Chuck Sullivan replied to 1.5melody's discussion 'Bayer Contour Next Link Meter'
"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.…"
Feb 19, 2013
Equestrian replied to 1.5melody's discussion 'Bayer Contour Next Link Meter'
"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…"
Feb 19, 2013
Sportster replied to 1.5melody's discussion 'Bayer Contour Next Link Meter'
"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…"
Feb 3, 2013
Sportster replied to 1.5melody's discussion 'Bayer Contour Next Link Meter'
"Richard, I believe MM sells the strips under DME and not Pharmacy. For the meter to talk to your pump....did you program your pump? I have the MM Revel. Go to Utilities, Connect Devices, Meters, select on, add ID."
Feb 3, 2013
christy replied to 1.5melody's discussion 'Bayer Contour Next Link Meter'
"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…"
Feb 3, 2013
duder replied to 1.5melody's discussion 'Bayer Contour Next Link Meter'
"I don't know if I am going to switch from the one touch. Maybe just for the year the discount cards is good for. I am not to keen on having to charge the contour I have enough stuff that I have make sure gets charged much less my meter. I am…"
Feb 3, 2013
Richard P Cosgrove replied to 1.5melody's discussion 'Bayer Contour Next Link Meter'
"Just got mine. I have a MM pump too. The problem I see is my insurance for meds doesn't cover the strips (Medco). I am going to try to get them from MM through my regular insurance BCBS. I used it twice so far and it seems to be accurate…"
Feb 3, 2013
Mayumi replied to 1.5melody's discussion 'Bayer Contour Next Link Meter'
"I received my Bayer Contour Next Link meter about a week ago with 25 strips. I've found that the numbers from the Next Link are comparable to the Ultralink. I like the backlight from the Next Link meter too. What I don't like is the case…"
Jan 31, 2013
1.5melody replied to Emily F's discussion 'What can I do with my extra CGM transmitters?'
"Ouch! I have been considering the cgm to help me get my bg under better control, but this doesn't sound great, given the fact that I find myself asking my regular infusion set needle to "please not hurt this time" every time I insert…"
Jan 28, 2013
1.5melody replied to 1.5melody's discussion 'Bayer Contour Next Link Meter'
"Well - I had my One Touch strips (300) refilled just a couple of days before I got the Bayer meter. Guess I'll use the One Touch strips before trying the Bayer - Bummer!"
Jan 28, 2013
Sportster replied to 1.5melody's discussion 'Bayer Contour Next Link Meter'
"FYI...I just filled my Contour Next Test strips using the Contour Choice Card with no problems at my local Walgreens. Whoop Whoop!!! I hope everyone that is using the Contour Next Strips are taking advantage of this offer while it lasts!"
Jan 28, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Learning, sharing diabetic info.
Date diagnosed
January 15, 2009
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Paradigm
Tell us more about you (optional)
I was diagnosed with 1.5 (LADA)diabetes in 2009 - a real shock - no family history of diabetes. I am 61 yrs old, very active, work as an administrator in a community college. Looking forward to retirement in 2014 - especially because I manage my diabetes better when I'm at home.

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At 4:40am on September 19, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

1.5Melody, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 3:55am on September 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES MELODY!!
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At 3:01am on September 19, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:35am on September 19, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 2:47pm on January 27, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 4:12am on January 27, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 7:22pm on January 26, 2013, alizachana said…
Welcome 1.5Melody! I also live in NC, in Chapel Hill and I have type 1. I use a Medtronic pump, and I'm happy to answer any questions about TuDiabetes, or diabetes in general! Welcome!
At 6:56pm on January 26, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Annoying YES always. I don't know if I would call it scared. I think for me a better word is respectful. You got to respect this disease.

At 6:13pm on January 26, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Melody!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 6:11pm on January 26, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Melody, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions..

Here’s a place that might interest you. http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/lada_diabetics

Please feel at home, you are with friends

 
 
 

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