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Re: [IP] Fast Take problem



that's weird because I have had nothing but good readings from my FastTake..
when I compare them to my Profile they are always about 13-14% higher than the
profile and sometimes they are exactly the same.... I love only having to wait
15 seconds.. that's a nice feature..
I like it a lot
Forrest

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> Well, I finally bought a Fast Take meter (after all the hype on this list
> :-).  I had a coupon for a rebate, but it turned out that there was one in
> the box anyway.  It indeed is nice and small.   However, I have not been
> pleased its reliability, and am returning it.  The problem is that I find
> the readings very inconsistent, especially if you attempt to use the
> smallest amounts of blood (which is one of its supposed advantages).   For
> example, I got a reading of 40, and then repeated it with more blood and
> got 167.  A small drop reading of 28! was actually 89,  etc.  This "low
> volume" problem also exists with my Elite, but the BIG advantage of the
> Elite is that you can visually see on the strip if you have enough blood.
> With the FastTake strips there is no visual indication, and so when the
> meter starts counting down you don't really know if you have enough blood.
> So I'm back full time to my Elite, which is only slightly larger, and also
> is being given away free with a call to 50/50 Pharmacy (800 7467 5050), and
> they also send you a free male or female (your choice) Rufus bear with the
> meter!.
> -wm
>
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