Contour vs Contour NEXT test strips

Dear Bayer-
When you decide to develop another glucose meter with test strips, please DO NOT name it Contour. Name it something entirely different so I don't waste my day returning my Contour strips for Contour NEXT strips! Contrary to what you may think, many pharmacists don't know the difference!! :-P

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Comment by shoshana27 on April 4, 2014 at 6:36pm

better yet.why don't all meters use the same strips???????so no more confusion.

Comment by MichaelA on April 4, 2014 at 9:04pm
Tell me about it! And apparently they differ by country too-so when I was on vacation in Mexico I bought Contour strips and they didn't work. Took a while to hunt around to find the ones that did! :-/
Comment by Judith in Portland on April 4, 2014 at 10:30pm

LOL---sorry. I named my meter The Leech......I also get confused by these changes, though.....

Comment by rick the "Blogabetic" on April 5, 2014 at 2:49am

Dear Bayer:

When you develop a new test strip please make it so Meidcare will cover the darn strips. I would love to use these three meters I have here in Diacrap drawer. Just saying.

Comment by shoshana27 on April 5, 2014 at 8:15am

I AGREE WITH YOU RICK

Comment by Lois on April 5, 2014 at 3:13pm

Hoooooo Boy@! I just got my new pump with the Contour Next Link glucometer. Does this mean I'm going to have a fit getting strips? I was told by Edwards Health Care Services (the ones who sold me the meter) that they would supply the stuff and, after Medicare, my Anthem Blue Preferred and Medicaid paid their share, they would then bill me. And they indicated that it would be a nominal amount. Methinks me hears a rat!!

Lois

Comment by Brunetta on April 5, 2014 at 3:35pm

Lois,I get my Contour next strips from my local CVS and have not had a problem getting them filled correctly.The Medtronic glucometer that came with my 530 g pump is called a Medtronic/Bayer Contour Next LINK, I am sure there are other variants of the contour next that do not have the Linking component. I have not searcehd for the meter itself in the CVS, but I know I am not the only one using those strips in the store. I do not think you will have a problem getting them from the large pharmaceutical chains. Just make sure your prescription says Bayer Contour NEXT strips.

God bless
Brunetta

Comment by shoshana27 on April 5, 2014 at 6:22pm

contour next & contour next link are 2 different meters

Comment by Lois on April 6, 2014 at 3:27pm

Well, with my lack of funds and being on Title XIX, I have to look for suppliers that are approved by my case manager and cheap, cheap, cheap. I never have any extra money [any more] and to have to take this out of my food budget would cripple me!

Lois

Comment by shoshana27 on April 6, 2014 at 5:40pm

LOIS, YOU CAN USE ANY METER YOU WANT.
I USE THE ORIGINAL CONTOUR.
MY PUMP IS 523 MINIMED.

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