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Glucose Meter Cable

AskNadia: Is The FreeStyle Libre CGM Sensor As Accurate as Finger Pricking Blood Glucose Monitors?

Dear TW:

I liked reading that you started testing your blood sugar after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Even though your healthcare professionals have different recommendations, they seem to be clear about one thing, testing your blood sugar is essential.

Testing your glucose levels also teaches you which foods shoot up your blood sugar and which foods make it easier to stay in a healthy range, helping you meet your A1c targets as determined by you and your healthcare professional.

Prolonged high blood sugars can cause complications. Monitoring and staying within your A1C goal can enhance your lifespan. Staying motivated in managing your blood sugar is not always easy. The important thing is to never give up on yourself by finding new solutions to a new problem.

It appears that the CGM technology has become the solution for you since you stopped testing your blood sugar. The convenience of the FreeStyle Libre CGM can help you achieve better blood sugar levels with a visual alert, bringing your attention to a high or low blood sugar trend, allowing for corrections to be made.

Does anyone know where I can purchase a cable for my OneTouch Ultralink Glucose Meter, inexpensively?

I want to be able to upload my glucose readings to the carelink site with Medtronics so my endocrinologist can view them.

You can try eBay. That's where I got mine. I didn't get the software but I was able to download that. I have the same meter and I love being able to upload and print out my monthly chart.


You purchase the cable from the meter's manufacturer, or a manufacturer's representative.

Cheaply? --- good luck!

Give One Touch's tech support line a call to see how much they are, or check eBay.

Software Technical Support Line: Toll-free support for OneTouch® Diabetes Management Software is available Monday - Friday, 5:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Pacific

my doctor put my glucose meter infront of a achine to transfer data to a pc, was the connection by infrared?

if not by infrared what was the machine he use. he just put the machine infront of the glucose meter without any cables he transefered the data.

depending on what meter you have, on what he did. If its like mine and works with the pump then its infared just like how the pump and meter talk. Some other meters have this option as well. I agree with the above, and just call your Dr. to ask what


Not sure what kind of connection he used - wireless of some kind? Your best bet would be to call him and ask.

Good luck! (: