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Re: [IPk] GlucoWatch
Feedback from Cygnus is very ominous currently as they are unable to supply
----- Original Message -----
From: DONALD ODONNELL <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2001 11:35 PM
Subject: [IPk] GlucoWatch
> Dear all
> I have had the watch since last Wednesday, the first day I had a nurse
> go through the running of it and I found it not too hard.
> I did not have a problem on using the watch and I was hoping that it would
> work for me as I had heard that there has been a lot of people that it has
> worked for.
> Anyway back to the first day, I thought the watch was working until after
> period of 6 hours remember there is a warm up period of 3 hours.
> I started to get SKIP PRSP and the time come up, on the watch. This
> perspiration skip the watch can not function in damp or hot place's, just
> note I work in a kitchen.
> I got 3 reading of the same, in fact the watch did not work for me the
> The next time I put the watch on, was that night 3 hours before bed to
> it would work through the night, I got a few readings in the early part of
> night as the night pasted and morning arrived 06:30 it was time for me
> get up for work.
> I had a look at the watch reading and I did get a good few reading till I
> started to get low blood sugars and the watch must have alarmed but I did
> hear it and after a few SKIP PRSP had showed up it turned off.
> I could still see all the readings that were on the watch before I started
> sweet my way to morning.
> I have been getting SKIP readings for a couple of days. I have been on
> phone to the company please note a free call everyday.
> I have found the guys and gals on the other end very kind and helpful.
> Today I was at home no work not plat just a day at home TV and a friend
> for lunch.
> how did I get on today with the watch.
> Well I got over 23 readings, how ever near the end of the afternoon I
> to get a reading of CAL this message is asking me to enter a blood glucose
> reading form my normal meter and it did this over 5 times, there was
> going wrong I think so I got on the phone to the company and went through
> readings that I got all day.
> They made a note of it and are going to forward them to someone who will
> bit more.
> I asked the guy how long he had work there? 2 week he told me, so I am
> prepared to wait for more help.
> Also after I took off the watch, on the arm where I had the watch, as the
> company had told me.
> I had little burn like blisters, little red 1/2 inch dots where the
> AutoSensor's pressed to the arm.
> I had to shave the arm, so the watch could be placed on the skin with no
> interference from the body hair.
> Hope this help.
> More news will follow as I go through the testing of the watch.
> By the way my MiniMed pump arrives tomorrow or the next day so keep all
> information coming
> regards Donald
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