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Re: [IP] Freestyle test strips



Never had this problem with Freestyle strips.  In fact, I haven't had any
problems at all with the meter either.  Love it!
Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laura F." <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 3:25 PM
Subject: [IP] Freestyle test strips


> A couple weeks ago, I finally replaced my 4-year-old AccuChek Complete
> meter with a Freestyle.  In my first prescription of 200 test strips,
> BOTH 100-strip boxes have had one 25-strip vial that was defective.
> (The little half-circles where you're supposed to apply the blood were
> in the center of the strip, in a full circle, so the strip wouldn't take
> blood).  When I found the first "defective" vial I took it back to the
> pharmacy, and they replaced it with a box of 50.  When I encountered the
> second one (today), I called TheraSense.  They said they'd send 30
> strips as a replacement.  The guy I talked to said this was "unusual",
> but he seemed to know what I was talking about right away when I
> described the problem. (Both boxes DID have the same lot number). He
> didn't even offer an apology for the inconvenience. I was just wondering
> if  any other Freestyle users have encountered this problem?  Or am I
> just unlucky?
>
> I'm starting to wonder if the Freestyle was really the best choice of
> meters.  I like the small sample size and the alternate site testing,
> but one of my main "dislikes" is that you have to hold the strip to the
> blood sample for several seconds before it will soak up the blood.
> Depending on the sample location, that can be awkward.   I'm wondering
> if  the Ultra might have been a better choice (although I'm not sure how
> well I'd be able to do forearm-testing with the Ultra.  A lot of times I
> can barely get enough blood on my forearm for the Freestyle, and the
> Ultra requires more than 3x as much).
>
> Laura
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