Hi @Lavallek - I have tried the Abbott strips that work with my Libre, but I don’t like them. They are all individually wrapped which is a pain when you have a 12 mo. old son on your lap while you are trying to make sure your blood sugar really is 67. They also use a lot more blood than my Accucheck Aviva. I have a really hard time getting a lot of blood out of my fingers. When I was in the hospital in March (I was diagnosed then because i had DKA and a blood sugar number of 915), the tech in the emergency room had a really hard time and had to lance several fingers to get the blood.
I decided to go with the Contour Next. The strips aren’t so pricey at Wal-Mart and the accuracy is good. When I had Gestational Diabetes with my youngest son, I originally used a Wal-Mart brand meter and found out the hard way that it was 30 - 70 points higher than my actual blood sugar. I was on too much insulin and was having really bad low incidents 5x - 6 x a week, but since my numbers didn’t show this, my doctor refused to lower my insulin dose because they thought I was lying. When I found out the problem and switched meters, my doctor thought I was making up numbers. It took the outrage of my nutritionist (who called a wonderful nurse at the practice) to get them to slowly drop my insulin dose. They actually had to cut my insulin in half before my low events stopped. I switched doctors at the practice…My nutritionist urged me to switch practices, but they are one of the best high risk practices in the area (I was 42 when I was pregnant with my son).