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leosmith

Recommendations for keytone blood monitoring meter

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leosmith

I have a cheap BG monitor, but decided I want to test keytones. I've heard that in the long run it's better to test blood than urine, so what monitor are you using, and what do you recommend?

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comedy

I use the Abbott ketone meter, which is called Optium something here. I'm not sure what it's called in the US. Hang on while I look it up…

 

OK, it's the Precision Xtra. Link is here: https://www.abbottdiabetescare.com/precision-xtra.

 

Now I've seen the lancing device that came with mine and it looks like a heap of rubbish. I haven't used it because my glucose meter is an Accu-Chek and it has the wonderful Multiclix lancing device, but I've seen reviews of the Abbott lancing device and they've all been less than rapturous.

 

I'm happy with my ketone meter. I have had only a couple of errors causing me to waste a strip in nearly four years, which is important given that the strips are expensive.

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mom24grlz

there are only 2 meters that test ketones.  Ashleigh uses precision Xtra meter. Strips are expensive $50-$60 for ten of them so hopefully your insurance will cover the cost. The other is Novamax  ketone meter. I heard the strips are a little less expensive but not sure by how much.

 

http://www.novacares.com/nova-max-plus/

 

https://www.abbottdiabetescare.com/precision-xtra

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Seagal

I got a free Novamax meter & strips.  I have one strip left and keeping it for a while.  Nova sometimes has specials and/or free offers.

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Bishop

I'm in the USA and have been using the Precision Xtra, but only for ketones (vs. BG, for which I use the Freestyle Lite and the German AChek CompactPlus).

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leosmith

My first reading was 1.8, but that was taken after dinner. I've heard 1.5-3.0 is the optimal range. Is that supposed to be fasting?

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comedy

My first reading was 1.8, but that was taken after dinner. I've heard 1.5-3.0 is the optimal range. Is that supposed to be fasting?

It's 0.5 to 3.0 and yes, it's fasting. Numbers are higher the later in the day for me, and I think for everyone, which makes sense.

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