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Re: [IP] Precision QID problems

This could be because the new strips measure glucose in serum, while the old
strips measured whole blood.  I say "could" because I am not familiar with
your strips/meter.  I do know that the  accucheck strips for use in the
advantage and complete meters measured whole blood, but that the new comfort
strips for use in those meters read plasma.  The new strips give me higher
readings.  I think the thing to do is stick with one kind of strip and meter
and shift your targets to reflect the readings given by that meter and
-----Original Message-----
From: Michelle Genardini <email @ redacted>
To: Insulin Pumpers <email @ redacted>
Date: Monday, December 07, 1998 11:13 PM
Subject: [IP] Precision QID problems

>This is not so much to do with my pump as to my glucometer.
>I have a Medisense Precision QID glucometer and recently Medisense
>changed their strips. My sugars seem to run higher nearly all the time
>since I have been using the new strips. They used to sit between 5 and
>10 mmol/l but are now nearly always 13 - 18 mmol/l. I also feel low at 5
>mmol/l. I trust my body with these ones. I was just wondering if anyone
>else has experienced this problem or if anyone has any suggestions? I
>feel like I'm learning all over again what the sugars mean.
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

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