Re: [IP] meter problems?
I would test both of your machines when you are not
dealing with low b.g.
Low b.g. prevents me from thinking properly.
--- Brad Bergman <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Had something odd happen today that I haven't
> experienced before.
> I was feeling hypoglycemic so I tested my sugar:
> 12:56pm it said I was 108
> That didn't seem right, so I tested again (new poke,
> new finger):
> 12:57pm it said I was 118
> Further confused, I tested again (new poke, new
> 12:57pm it said I was 115
> Since this is a new meter (Paradigm Link/BD Logic) I
> got out my old meter
> (OneTouch Ultra), which told me:
> 1:38 - 64 (OneTouch) (difference of 51 points)
> And that was exactly how I felt. I ran a control
> solution test on the
> Paradigm Link (new bottle of control solution,
> expires 06/2009) and it was
> 124 (acceptable range of 100-145).
> I got on the phone with MedTronic who connected me
> to NovaMax, the meter
> manufacturer. While on hold I ran another test:
> 1:18pm - 132 (Paradigm Link, new poke, new finger)
> The rep had me run another control solution test:
> 1:23pm - 130 (Paradigm Link Control Solution)
> And told me it was in the acceptable range. She then
> had me run two
> back-to-back sugar tests:
> 1:36pm - 93 (Paradigm Link, new poke, new finger)
> 1:36pm - 53 (OneTouch, same finger as above)
> (Variation of 40 points)
> 1:37pm - 90 (Paradigm Link, new poke, new finger)
> 1:37pm - 54 (One Touch, same finger as above)
> (Variation of 36 points)
> I ran a control test of the OneTouch to make sure:
> 1:43 - 113 (One Touch Control Solution; range is
> 101-135, solution expires
> 05/2009, strips are less than a month old)
> The Nova rep told me that the Paradigm link was
> working properly and to
> contact my doctor. (?!) I asked what good that would
> do and she suggested
> maybe my 'acceptable range' of sugars would need to
> be adjusted. I told her
> that when my sugar is low and I'm shaking from
> hypoglycemia I don't care
> what my 'acceptable range' is, I want a meter that's
> going to tell me the
> right numbers.
> She offered to replace the strips or machine if I
> wanted them to, but there
> was quite a bit of hesitation in actually wanting me
> to go that route.
> Since this is a first (where my meter told me one
> thing that didn't agree
> with how I was feeling) I'm not sure if this is
> common or not. My instinct
> is to replace the meter. But I wanted to get some
> input from others before
> I force that issue with them.
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