"I use a small make up bag, it not only holds my meter, sticker and strips, but also my glucose tabs (in a tube). I am asthmatic as well and my pro air fits as well. I also tuck a little pouch in (like a coin purse) that contains extra lancets and my…"
"I agree the case is terrible. I just called Bayer also to complain. It makes no business sense to me why they can't get their engineers to make a better case for a this higher end meter. When I called them they were clueless. However, I do like…"
"Finally got my new case! They told me it would take seven to ten days by US Mail, and it took the full ten. It's a little awkward how they flipped the whole orientation around, but I suppose that will take some getting used to.
The meter has…"
"through my insurance, i wound up paying $13 for my 2nd link meter, my minimed rep said that she doesn't have any free to give out right now. You can get a free Contour NEXT meter from your Bayer rep, but it won't link with your meter."
"No, the USB and the USB Next Link do not use the same strips. Call Bayer and explain your situation. They may or may not sent you a USB Next Link but they probably will send you a Next or a Next EZ. They make money off of you using their strips and…"
"Does anyone know if the contour USB meter uses the same strips as the contour next link? Has any ever been able to get a second and third free or near free contour next link? Yes i got my one new one. But to use it I need to get some additional…"
"Scott E, I would call back and hope that I spoke to a different customer service clerk. The first clerk I talked with did not know what I was talking about but the second one did. The new case does not come in the grey. You will have to pick…"
"How long did it take to receive your replacement? I called on April 25th (they took my model/serial number) and now, almost two weeks later, nothing has come. They told me it would be a couple of days.
Maybe I'll try the email route..."
"Call Bayer Customer Service. You will need to tell them that you do not want the Next Link USB case, you want the case for the USB meter. The Next Meter case is the same one that comes with the Next Link Meter. It has the little plastic sleeve that…"
a lot of hard work and effort. We keep a spreadsheet and have every blood sugar, every carb, every insulin dose recorded since diagnosis. We review and evaluate all the time. We change his basal when needed, change his carb ratio daily and through out the day based on many things. Our entire day revolves around John's eating, dosing, checking, etc.
all that being said, he's been really sick lately with upper respiratory stuff and the meds have totally smacked us in the head. We have still worked just as hard, but today's A1C was 6.9. Still within normal limits, but up from where it was. I expected it. Was disappointed, but not surprised.
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Dear Ms. Rosenthal: I am a person living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 30. I am also the President and co-Founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at connecting and mobilizing the diabetes community. Seeing Read on! →