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Re: [IP] testing (history)



Marylin, this test was called Clinetest (not sure of the spelling).  They were
so "accurate" that I could show a +4 and be having a hypo.  A real joy for a
young person trying to maintain control

David
dx'ed 1957
mail to : email @ redacted


email @ redacted wrote:

> In a message dated 04/13/1999 9:21:34 AM Central Daylight Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
> << Do they still make the tablets that fizz?  Those were cool!
>   >>
> For those of you whose first experience with testing involves pricking your
> finger, a little history....
>
> Prior to home glucose testing, we had to privilege of testing our urine for
> sugar. When I was first dx'd, I was given a little kit that consisted of a
> test tube, a dropper and some tablets.  I put so many drops of urine and so
> many drops of water in the tube then added a tablet (I think it was 10 urine
> and 5 water but I used to fudge on this so much to get good tests that I
> forgot).  The tablet fizzed for a while and then the tube was compared to a
> chart to see how much sugar was in your urine.  Blue was good (negative, no
> sugar), Orange was bad (4+).  There were other "cool" colors but mine were
> usually one or the other.
>
> In my opinion, home glucose monitoring was the best thing that has happened
> to diabetes management.  The pump would take a close second.
>
> Marilyn
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