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Re: [IPp] Precision Xtra Meter

Thanks for the replies :-) I wasn't sure if the Precision Xtra meter used 
different strips for bg and ketone testing or not. We use the Freestyle 
Flash meter and also find that the readings don't make sense a lot. We will 
check Cole's bg and the meter will say 420 and then we check again 
immediately with another strip and the meter will say 120. We are going 
through 2x as many strips because if Cole's bg is high we always check it 
twice before giving a correction bolus. We've called therasense about the 
problem and they sent us some new test strips but that didn't solve the 
problem. We weren't sure if we wanted to call them again and get a new meter 
coming or if we just wanted to switch to the Precision Xtra meter instead. 
Sounds like the Precision Xtra meter would be good to have around to check 
ketones but it'd be better to stick with the Flash meter all the time to 
test bg. It's great to be able to hear feedback from others before deciding 
Mom to Riley (5), Cole (3 dx'd 9/05 pumping Animas 6/06) and Owen (19 mos)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe & Terri Wolfrom" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [IPp] Precision Xtra Meter
> We use the Precision Xtra for blood ketone testing. It does take a large 
> amount
> of blood, and special strips for ketone testing ... but it has been worth 
> it. We
> keep one box around (8 strips) at a time and refill the prescription when 
> we use
> the last one of the 8. Our son is 15 and he finds the "pee in a cup" style 
> to be
> embarrassing, especially at school.
> The Precision meter is our backup blood glucose tester, so we also keep 
> one box
> of test strips on hand. The CozMonitor and Freestyle sometimes return 
> readings
> that don't seem to make sense (too high or too low) and we like having 
> another
> brand around to double check.
> Terri
> -----Original Message-----
>>From: Louis Diaz <email @ redacted>
>>Sent: Jul 3, 2006 11:16 AM
>>To: email @ redacted
>>Subject: 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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