[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Re: [IP] Common use of home meters

The first meter that I ever saw was an AMES Eyetone in 1973. This was at the
Joslin Clinic. It used a stick called Dextrostics. It was for lab/doctors
use only. I tried to get one, Ames would not do it. Joslin did have a pilot
program going on at the time, however...in which 2 patients were using the
meters at home.
Next came the Ames Glucometer, the first meter for home use..it also used
the Dextrostics....this was around 1976/77. Somehow, I did not learn about
this meter until it was being succeeded.
Then came the Ames Dextrometer in 78/79..Dextrostics here too. I immediately
bought one at Emory Hospital for around $370 and started on a sliding scale
(this was all brand new)  at the same time. This is also where I saw the
first pumps.
The pump was quite large with an exposed syringe and a red blinking
LED....it used an infusion set called a "Button" as I recall. It was not at
all pretty. They thought that I would be a good cadidate for the pump and
tried to talk me into it.  My joke (which I still think is funny) was "No
Thanks, I have enough trouble on dates already"-James

----- Original Message -----
From: "J Hughey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 1:00 PM
Subject: [IP] Common use of home meters

> Lyndy wrote:
> >>>  I'm curious though as to when home meters became a common tool in
> self-management?
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml