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Re: [IP] Re: Freestyle strip recall... and more questions

No, you can't use the same control solution with different meters.  I use
the Omnipod, but from the very beginning never felt that the Freestyle
strips were that accurate, so I have always used a different meter. That's
just my opinion.  Susan

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 8:20 AM, Charlotte Holt <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Melody:  My OmniPod pumper daughter received the same letter on Monday and
> received her 400 replacement strips yesterday (Wed).  We haven't done any
> control solution testing, but before the new strips arrived we did compare
> results from the supposedly affected strips with results from a One Touch
> Ultra during a very high episode.  The Freestyle meter in her PDM read 80
> points lower than the Ultra.  Hmmm.  Even though none of our lot numbers of
> Freestyle strips were those of the original 20 lots that were recalled in
> November/December, maybe they have been reading consistently lower than her
> actual BG for some time now.  Could explain the exhaustion and short temper
> she's exhibited for the past few months--and the A1c in December of 7.8.
>  She
> has consumed far too many boxes of Juicy Juice to correct or protect from
> lows
> this winter.
> My question:  Since we used her OmniPod readings to calibrate her DexCom
> G4, I
> am assuming that her CGM data has also been compromised.  Does that make
> sense?
> Another question:  Can you use the same control solution for meters from
> different manufacturers?  Wonder if that was why your Aviva gave lower
> readings in your trial...
> Final question for now:  Michael, we don't have a Freestyle Freedom, so
> can't
> make use of our 400-plus Freestyle strips that are no longer approved for
> her
> OmniPod.  Can I send them to IP to be redistributed to someone who has a
> Freedom meter?
> Will stick them in the mail pronto if you want them.
> Charlotte
> Mama to Annie, dx'd at age 3, Christmas 1997, pumper since 2000, currently
> OmniPod and DexCom G4 user
> "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful!"
> On Feb 27, 2014, at 6:58 AM, insulin-pumpers-digest wrote:
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