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[IP] RE:

My experience mirrored "spot's."  I tried it and tried it and it only
gave me so few valid readings that I sent it back and got a full refund
for all but the sensors I had used.  Joel

> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted 
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of 
> Andrew Bender (spot)
> Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 5:17 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: 
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IP] Glucowatch?
> Has anyone used the Glucowatch successfully?  Are they still 
> having trouble with getting accurate readings with people who 
> sweat excessively during the nite?  How much does it cost for 
> the watch and replacement parts (sensors)? Michelle
> - ----------------------------------------------------------I 
> got a glucowatch based on my endos recommendaton. normally he 
> is very compulsive about giving recommendations. buthe sdaid 
> try the watch. At that time my insurance did not reimburse 
> the watch so i paid up front for it. it was about $550.00 
> with the software and downloading stuff. it was also 
> purchased with about 60 sensors. I tried it several times the 
> first several weeks I had it. the watch sends a weak 
> electrical current thru the sensor electrodes. these then 
> draw fluid out of the skin and test it with glucose oxidase 
> and a platnum ring built into the electrode. the oxygen 
> causes a voltage to build up at the electrode which is 
> measured by a meter in the watch. after this, the amount of 
> glucose is calculated by a proportion of moles of glucose to 
> moles of oxygen. the  watch reports the data on its little 
> screen. I couldf never get their software to run on my 
> machine. After I had the watch for about 8 weeks I decided it 
> was not accurate enough to use with the pump where getting a 
> wrong value could be worse than a bad headache.I sent it back 
> to them and told them that as a pumper i needed better 
> accuracy thasn the watch could deliver. They gave me a 
> refund,less the disks that I was used. As the say in theater, 
> not quite ready for broadway. spot
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