Back up meter

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by krazy4kritters, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. krazy4kritters

    krazy4kritters Member

    Jan 18, 2018
    It's suggested to have a backup meter for your hypo kit. Should it be the exact same one you currently use? I use a Relion micro. The test strips for that one work on a few other Relion meters.
    As I'm typing the question, I realize this must sound like a ridiculous question. Of course you should get the same meter, right?
  2. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I have two two Easy Glucose Plus meters, one as backup) and one iHealth meter. The iHealth meter is bluetooth and send data to my phone.
    I moth or so ago one of my Easy Glucose meter hd problems with turning off when jostled and trouble turning on with strip inserted. The former problem ends up ruining a strip since it would turn off before displaying result. I called the manufacturer and they sent a new meter.
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  3. Smokey and Jessica

    Smokey and Jessica Member

    Feb 8, 2018
    I would think as long as you always have strips for whichever you choose then it doesn’t matter if it’s the same. I use alphatrak but have a human meter for backup.
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  4. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2015
    My backup meter is the same as my regular. I always keep a fresh pack of test strips with it. When I run out of the strips I’m using I grab the ones from the backup kit and buy a new pack to replace them. Rotating them ensures they will be fresh if I have an emergency and need them!
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