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Recent changes to BG meters

A good reliable, accurate, and convenient BG meter is an important tool for anyone with diabetes. I wrote some years ago about my favourite meters. And in fact my favourites haven’t changed much. But the Australian market has, especially with the new laws prohibiting the supply of devices that use “button cell” batteries without child-safe …

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A new Contour Next

Ascensia has quietly introduced a new blood glucose meter in Australia. That means there are now five BG meters in Australia that use Contour Next strips. They all have different features! Contour Next One Described in an earlier article on this site.¬†Uses two CR2032 batteries. Has Bluetooth and can link to the Contour or xDrip+ …

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Contour Next BG meters

THIS PAGE HAS BEEN SUPERCEDED DUE TO A NEW METER. SEE THE NEW ARTICLE. We’re still seeing a lot of confusion in the market about what a “Contour Next” meter can do. To save myself from repetition I’m putting this information down in one clear place. There are currently four BG meters in Australia that …

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Another CGM!

Continuous Glucose Monitoring is an immensely useful tool for anyone with diabetes. Unfortunately the cost and complexity puts it out of reach of the majority, but these issues should change over time. Especially with the introduction of new technologies. There are three major “CGM” systems available in Australia at the moment. Dexcom has their G5, …

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