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Re: [IP] meters

Hi Holly -

I've been diabetic for 35 years, but I've never heard of that kind of
meter - all meters are using those new
strips, now - they think they're an improvement!  They take less blood.
 But - like you?  I may be stubborn?
I have three OneTouch meters - one at home, one at work, and one I travel
with.  They don't use those
kind of strips.  They are the conventional strips - you should get a
different meter - at the gym, just go into
the ladies' room and test.  Whip your meter out of your bag and test - what
is more importatnt than knowing
your blood sugar - especially if you have consistent lows?????  Hmmmmm?  Get
one you can cope with!
Like me, you may have to try several - it's expensive, but probably your
best ally is your fight AGAINST
diabetes!  You have to know what your blood sugar is to treat it!  Or
prevent problems!

Good luck!   Jane
-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 7:16 PM
Subject: [IP] meters

>Holly wrote:
>> just curious on peoples take on the Precision QID meter?
>Why do I hate it so much?  well, back when they were medisense companion
>meters, the strip was very different - the spot you put the blood was
>which I guess meant more blood, but it was easy to fill for a gusher like
>me....then they changed the strips to be more of a sucking kind...and in my
>opinion they do suck!!!  The place you aim the blood is like recessed into
>the strip and if you get a big ole hanging drop like I am so good at, it
>smears all around the recessed space, but doesn't get down in it!!!
>And it is TINY!!!  Now I know not EVERY one has as bad of vision as I do,
>I can't SEE this freaking thing at all with one eye, and if I just use one
>eye, then I have no depth perception and I look like a retard trying to get
>the blood where it is supposed to go....
>so why do I still use it?  cuz it is little and unobtrusive and I can take
>down on the gym floor and when I can manage to do not get an ERR message,
>result is pretty close to my profile...though, I really ought to stop using
>it...I test after about 45 minutes of workout when I am usually going
>DOWN...and have even a worse time getting the blood where it is supposed to
>be - went through 5 strips one day!!!  what a waste!
>whose workouts are down to $5.15....but I have 750 frequent flier miles on
>the bike!!!
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