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Code Your Meter ! ! !

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Back in May of this year, when I was diagnosed with the Big "D", they gave me a meter, we tested my blood and I went home to test 3 times a day. My readings were always in the 130's to 140's. I couldn't get my backlight to work so I started reading the manual on line. I came across the section on coding your meter. I read it and found my meter said one but my strip canister said 25. I reset my meter to 25 and now my readings are 80 to 108 consistently. Go Figure...! ! ! Lesson Learned...

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I do wish I would have known that from the beginning.
Don't Forget to Code Your Meter to the number on your test strip canister....
AND Don't Forget to TEST, Don't Guess ! ! !
- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 11/28/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments
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NYXWOLFWALKER 12/4/2010 11:12:00 PM

    Most meter are now Codeless there is no need to code them now .. yes some of the old style ones are still out there but they are fewer and fewer and most places I know don't even sell the ones that need coding now only the codless.
NORASPAT 11/28/2010 9:18:00 AM

    My test strips tell me on the outside of the box to code the meter. I have to actually remove the old key and put in the new one provided. Never had a problem with this.

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