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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V8 #672



> From: email @ redacted (insulin-pumpers-digest)
> Reply-To: email @ redacted
> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 18:33:30 -0800
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: insulin-pumpers-digest V8 #672
> 
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> Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 08:06:23 -0600
> From: "Robin Aguirre" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Re: BD meters
> 
> Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 16:41:18 -0600
> From: "gina" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] BD Logic meters
> 
> Bill,
> As I was just like you, untill labout 10 days ago when I started to get
> some pretty high numbers ! Last night I checked my BG and the link in one
> room said 427 so I being  GOOD DIABETIC WASHED MY HANDS DID ANOTHER AND IT
> READ 438. WENT TO MY KITCHEN USED YET MY OTHER LINK MONITOR AND GOT A 287.I
> THEN USED MY PUMP TO CORRECT FOR THE WEIRD HIGH.45 min. later I'm at 47.No,
> I would not trust the link after that,however when I called BD this morning,
> the person I spoke with seemed to have an idea as to what is wrong with both
> meters...after suggesting maybe I just wasn't doing them right...Did a
> control while on the phone and that was a 388.The new meters will be here
> tomorrow, don't know if I'll trust them as this has been just as scary as
> before my oump days!   by now my husband was awake went to car , got
> freestyle meter it read 32.
> 
> Dear Pumpers:
> The fact that most of us have had a problem one time or another with the BD
> meters should tell the manufacturer that their product is flawed.  We should
> not have to use "backup" meters with the BD meters.  I have relied on my old
> One Touch Ultra (with my old Accucheck as backup if I run out of OTU strips)
> now for 2 years and it has always been right on target for my BG's.  I wrote
> BD a letter stating that their product could cause an insulin dependent
> diabetic to go into insulin shock or coma due to the wide swing of numbers
> on the BD meter.  I've heard nary a word since.  It makes me angry as any
> one of us could suffer physically from BD's lack of concern with their
> meters.  By the way, those meters were the first that BD ever produced.
> What I don't understand is WHY didn't Minimed go with a proven company for
> their meters?  Thanks for listening and allowing me to step up to the
> soapbox. :)  Robin in Texas
> .
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