From Provo, Utah, USA:
How often should glucose monitors be replaced? I have a One-Touch II and I've been wondering about the accuracy. I'm not sure how long I've had it - probably about 7 years.
Meters, like most things, will last a long time if they are looked after. Age alone is not a criterion for ditching your meter. You may still have the check paddle or check solutions - use them to check the accuracy. If you haven't got it, then you can get a small bottle of control solution from Life Scan which will do the same job.
Additional comments from Jeff Hitchcock, CWD Founder and Editor:Many community pharmacies have diabetes care pharmacists and even have contracts with the major glucose meter manufacturers to provide meters at no charge and to provide in depth, one-on-one education with patients. Many pharmacists have been credentialed as Certified Disease State Managers in Diabetes as well as Certificed Diabetes Educators. So, you may wish to check with your local pharmacy to learn more about the latest meters.
Original posting 8 Jun 97
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.