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Re: [IPp] Precision Xtra Meter

We were given a Precision meter at the endo's office to test for
keytones.  I must warn you, it uses A LOT of blood, especially when
compared to our regular BG meter, (Freestyle Flash).

>From your post I wasn't sure if you thought that the meter displayed
both BG and keytones at once, in case that's what you meant, wanted to
clarify that different strips are needed.  (So, you find out the BG or
keytone amount.)

It's a good thing to have, but, honestly we may have used it only once
in over a year and a half.  The strips are individually sealed which
increases their cost and you have to keep up with their expiration.

On 7/3/06, Cathy Adams <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone has experience with the Precision Xtra meter? We
> read in one of our pump training books that this meter will measure blood
> glucose and ketones in the blood as well. We're thinking it would be really
> helpful to know ketones right away if Cole's blood sugar was high especially
> on the pump. Since he's only 3 it's a bit hard to get him to pee on demand
> so we can test ketones with a urine test, especially in the middle of the
> night when we're not sure if we need to change out his site or not. Any
> thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Cathy
> Mom to Riley (5), Cole (3 dx'd 9/05 pumping Animas 6/06) and Owen (19 mos)
> .
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