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Re: [IPk] soft-sense



Hi Zok

I have the Soft Sense for Sasha, I find it always works on me when I have
tested it.  It does not always work so well for Sasha she has smaller thinner
arms  and her skin is taut and springy.  As Andrew has said, sometimes we get
"not enough blood errors".  However when it works the readings are always in
the ranges I would expect. Sasha says it's painless and believe me, if I had
to test frequently I would definitely get one for myself.  I also bought a One
Touch Ultra which only cost #12 pounds but I used to whole tub of 10 strips it
came with trying to get it to work on Sasha!  I worked fine on me but left my
arm with small bruises.  The Ultra works by using a clear plastic device on
the end of the lancer  It pricks, then you keep it pressed on the arm and in
theory a drop of blood wells up and when there is enough you just bring the
strip up to it.  I just couldn't get enough blood to "well up" for Sasha at
all, even with rubbing the arm or anything else.

The Medisense is also a bit heavy and large to slip in a pocket and if we go
out tend to take one of our smaller meters

Both meters can be just used the conventional way too.

Jackie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Zoe" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 14 July 2002 17:53
Subject: [IPk] soft-sense


> Does anyone use the soft-sense to test blood glucose? Is it worth all that
> money (going through a particularly painful time with my fingers).
>
> Zoe
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