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Re: [IP] Problems with FastTake meter


If pushed, your One Touch II is just a bit less accurate.  The Fast Take is more
fun and easier to use.  There hasn't been any improvement in the reading
technology, only the ability to store results and the product appearance/size.

Susan Gordon wrote:

> Amy - thanks for passing this information along.  I was/am just getting ready
> to trade my LifeScan OneTouch II in on the Fast Take.  I had been
> using/testing the Dex meter and was satisified with it but ended up dropping
> it in water and of course it is not working anymore, so I went back to my
> OneTouch.
> Before I spend money on this, can anyone give me suggestions on which meter
> would be best?  I check my bgs approximately 7 or 8 times a day depending on
> how I am feeling and what my schedule is.  I have been pumping since February
> 1998 and feel pretty secure with my bolusing.
> But, my OneTouch is about 9 or 10 year old and I would like to have one that
> is faster and more accurate like the DEX was.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks, Sue G.
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> Ok, I think this subject has come up before, but I feel it should be addressed
> again. The other
> day I tested with my FastTake meter. I wasn't feeling sick, so I was a little
> surprised when the
> reading was 387. I had guessed at my dinner bolus, so I assumed that I had
> guessed wrong or
> forgotten something I had eaten. It doesn't take much to make my bg's
> skyrocket. Anyhow, after
> programming a 4U bolus and starting it pumping, I decided to re-check with my
> other meter
> (Accu-check). I almost dropped my pump trying to suspend the bolus as the
> second reading was
> only 120! I then re-checked with the FastTake and got a 131 reading. This was
> all within 4
> minutes time, so I know it was the meter, not my bg's. I was able to eat a
> snack to cover the 2.2U
> I ended up taking and everything was fine. My main concern here is that I
> could have died if I
> had gone to bed after bolusing the 4U that I definately didn't need.
> I called Lifescan to tell them about my problem and they claimed that this was
> the first time they
> had ever heard of this kind of problem. I know that's not true, because I've
> chatted with others
> who have experienced the same thing. They sent me a new meter and I'm sending
> the old one
> back, but I'll have a hard time trusting it from now on.
> I guess I'm asking all of you to be sure to report any problems you have with
> any meter to the
> manufacturer, especially if it's the FastTake. I'm hoping we can force them to
> address this issue.
> Amy
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