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kathy I dropped kicked wally world. Those waiting lines for meds are crazy. call in refiil or not no way. The pharmacy I deal with is like family they know me and care about me and I terust them to give me the best care. You stand in line less there and it is service with a smile.

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HE GIVES POWER TO THE FAINT; AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH. EVEN THE YOUTHS SHALL FAINT AND BE WEARY, AND THE YOUNG MEN SHALL UTTERLY FALL; BUT THEY WHO WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, AND THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.

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Where else can you go to buy shampoo and so on? All the stores carry the same brands these days, and they're cheaper there when you're on a budget--even if you don't like it, or the way some places treat their employees, gotta buy things where you find them, y'know? LOL I do find American-made things at Walmart all the time--but you DO have to read the labels--CAREFULLY! LOL They are usually the higher priced stuff... but I'd rather pay a little more anyway to support the job market... and when I buy American, things LAST longer!--except the food. *giggle*

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kathy walmart has America made items?? Where are they??? LOL. I vowed to never go back to sams club and my hubbie works for wally world. We were scuffled around like cattle not a good experiment at all BOOOO!

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HE GIVES POWER TO THE FAINT; AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH. EVEN THE YOUTHS SHALL FAINT AND BE WEARY, AND THE YOUNG MEN SHALL UTTERLY FALL; BUT THEY WHO WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, AND THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.

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Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food. ...Hippocrates


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3/21/12 3:23 A

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I have issues with Walmart, but more with Kmart! LOL I went into a Kmart recently just to look around... of all the items I examined, there was not a single one of them made in the U.S. Weird, y'know? EVERYTHING was made in China or India. I was disgusted, and walked out without even buying my usual popcorn snack!

At least Wal*Mart has SOME things made in America!

And one consolation, CALGAL... they have a new program with automatic refills. They refill your prescription and call you, so you go down there and there's no waiting for them to fill your order. You can just go to the pick-up window! Less time being freaked out by 'WallyWorld'... lol

I go to Sam's Club, myself. It's part of the Walmart conglomerate, but since you buy a membership, even on busy days there are fewer people... they're just 'buying in bulk'. LOL

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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3/20/12 1:51 P

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One thing to remember is that a test is only a snapshot in time. Your levels do not stay at that one place, they constantly go up or down, depending on what and when you eat, and if you take meds, etc.

On the other hand, A1C is a measurement that is an average of your sugar levels for the preceeding 2 to 3 months.

So a person can test low most of the time, but have an A1C higher..... or the revers of higher readings and a lower A1C.....

Just something to consider....

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3/20/12 12:58 P

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HE GIVES POWER TO THE FAINT; AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH. EVEN THE YOUTHS SHALL FAINT AND BE WEARY, AND THE YOUNG MEN SHALL UTTERLY FALL; BUT THEY WHO WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, AND THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.

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Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food. ...Hippocrates


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3/20/12 10:46 A

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With all the false hypos I've been getting I rarely go anywhere without someone else around, and we all hate Wally world, so it isn't first on our list!! LOL.
All that said, I am using the reliOn and have found it to be consistent. And truth be told, it measure more closely to the A1C I most recently had done, so perhaps I was seeing results that were too low on the One Touch. I think a part of me really prefers to see the lower numbers so I preferred the one that was *lying* to me!! LOL. Denial doesn't get me anywhere,now, does it!


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CALGAL I hear you girl I hate that place but I power walk in and power walk out. emoticon

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HE GIVES POWER TO THE FAINT; AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH. EVEN THE YOUTHS SHALL FAINT AND BE WEARY, AND THE YOUNG MEN SHALL UTTERLY FALL; BUT THEY WHO WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, AND THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.

ISAIAH 40:29-31




Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food. ...Hippocrates


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3/16/12 9:17 A

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LOL...Yeah, both monitors are trending up and my carbs have been going down, but am now fighting off a cold or sinus issue, so think that may be a factor. I'm headed to the doc today to discuss options for better control. :-)
My biggest issue with the reli-on is that I have to go to Walmart to get the strips and I HATE that place.

Thanks everyone for the helpful info. I've been learning a lot from you guys and thats been most helpful!

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Like I said, I compared the test results from my ReliOn with one of the "all the bells and whistles" models offered by a diabetic educator, and they came up identical. It's just as accurate.

I'm a bit of an info 'nut' myself, and I have to say, if I didn't have the insurance to cover my OneTouch, I'd go back to the ReliOn in a heartbeat!...

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t


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I personally have not had any problems with the strips recently. Companies come out with all these fancy machines saying they do this or that. I like some of the whistles and bells these machine have... LOL when I look at a slim pocketbook monies wise. I choose the affortable machine. These companies are making money and that is what they are to do. I do not want to make them any richer than they are already. LOL from my blood literally. If you want to spend more then go for the more expensive machine. I DO have a one touch machine just in case. They give them them away at health fairs here. I used to get 100.00 strips for $30.00 with one touch. Now it is $30.00 for 50.00/. I can get at least 20 strips with relion for $9.00, with relion 50 strips are $36.00 and for $50.00 I can get 100 strips. The math is looking good to me for relion. But it is up to you to use what you feel comfortable to use. Best of wishes.

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HE GIVES POWER TO THE FAINT; AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH. EVEN THE YOUTHS SHALL FAINT AND BE WEARY, AND THE YOUNG MEN SHALL UTTERLY FALL; BUT THEY WHO WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, AND THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.

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3/13/12 9:58 A

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LOL...no probs. I had the two sets of strips and they do not fit, so I figured it out! LOL. I just appreciate the info. So, do you feel that the reliOn is as accurate as the one touch? Personally, it feels that there is much more variance in the reliOn over the one touch. Of course, the cost is only 25% for the strips for reliOn, but still...its only as good as the accuracy of the test. :-( I just need to get less anal about testing. I just like info and testing gives me that.

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3/13/12 2:50 A

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SORRY, my mistake... I went and looked... I DID use ReliOn, LOL but when I was given the mini for free, I had to get my strips for it from OneTouch too. I don't pay any more than I did, since my insurance covers 80% of the cost anyway...

They are not compatible. I think all the manufacturers do this now, they make the strips to only work on their meters, since the sale of the strips is where they make their money. LOTS of money!... They give the meters away for free, mostly!

They are TRYING to do that with the lancets too, but people simply stop buying them. I know someone who does her tests with a sewing needle... EW! LOL


I apologize for the misunderstanding...

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t


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not sure if the strips are compataible with one touch?? Hope I understood right. LOL.

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HE GIVES POWER TO THE FAINT; AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH. EVEN THE YOUTHS SHALL FAINT AND BE WEARY, AND THE YOUNG MEN SHALL UTTERLY FALL; BUT THEY WHO WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, AND THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.

ISAIAH 40:29-31




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3/12/12 9:26 A

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I.M. hadn't thought to use the strips from reliOn with my one touch. Thanks! Will give that a test and see where it leads

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I have a OneTouch mini, and use ReliOn strips all the time with very few issues, and have done for about six years now... Twice in all that time, I came across a vial with defective strips. Try the control solution and see if it's reading in range, and if it isn't, call the manufacturer's number (on the box). they will send you a new vial, and a container to return the defective product. All free...

And in case you're wondering, I had a diabetic educator tell me ReliOn products were from Walmart, so she felt they would be too cheaply made to work right, but I used the SAME DROP OF BLOOD to test mine and her fancy computer-chip meter with it's expensive test strips... and the readings were identical.

These products are a VERY valid choice, especially if you have budget considerations!


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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t


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They had a recall on them a few years ago. But I have not heard anything recently. I currently used them and have not noticed any problems. I have a back up with one touch but even with insurance they are costly. Economics plays a part these days if you have more one illness. I hope you find out what is going on. Let us that used relion know??

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HE GIVES POWER TO THE FAINT; AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH. EVEN THE YOUTHS SHALL FAINT AND BE WEARY, AND THE YOUNG MEN SHALL UTTERLY FALL; BUT THEY WHO WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, AND THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.

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Sorry, do not use the Reli-on Meter have used my present meter for 3 years now and just love it. Have friends that used the Reli-on, and they were having problems with their readings and have switched to other meters.

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I have been using the Reli-on meter for a few months now. Also because of the cost of the strips! I have not noticed any differences. Hope that helps.


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I have not tried that meter, but wish you luck on getting it resolved.

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I'm watching the responses to see what folks say. I appreciate the feedback.


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I'm in Canada. Never checked our Walmart to see what they have for testing supplies.

I use One Touch. Never heard of the Reli On......

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..not using ReliOn either...Sorry

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Sorry I can't help. Do not use ReliOn. Carol

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I just switched to the ReliOn from walmart because the sticks are sooooo much cheaper, but am finding my bs results are all over the place and they weren't using the One Touch Ultra mini. Anyone experience probs with the Reli-On??

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