Diabetes in Dogs: The k9diabetes.com Forum

Diabetes in Dogs: The k9diabetes.com Forum (http://k9diabetes.com/forum/index.php)
-   Blood Glucose Testing, Meters, and Urine Testing (http://k9diabetes.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=15)
-   -   Freestyle Lite Strips in AlphaTrak - Info from Abbott in 2010 (http://k9diabetes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7124)

Ladybug 05-03-2010 03:18 PM

Re: AlphaTrak Meter and Freestyle Lite Strips - THEY WORK!
Well, I may have opened a can of worms, but I sent an email to Abbott...


I currently use the AlphaTrak Glucose Meter for my diabetic dog. I have read on various canine diabetes forums that the Freestyle Lite Test Strips work with the AlphaTrak. I got a sample of the Freestyle Lite strips in the mail and they do work. What is the difference between the AlphaTrak strips and the Freestyle Lite strips? Thank you.
Here was the reply from Abbott...


You may be able to get FreeStyle - and other meter strips - to give you readings but the AlphaTRAK is not calibrated for those strips so accuracy is in question. With every production run of strips, we run calibration evaluations to identify which code will provide the best results for that lot of strips. These codes are then noted on the strip vial. With human strips, there are no such trials or codes.

Dale R Evans, DVM
Manager Technical Support Services Abbott Animal Health
624 Clark Road
Bellingham, WA 98225 Office 360-715-0682
Cellular 360-280-2351
Voice mail 866-464-4249 X 555-9102
FAX 360-715-8694

I have done quite a few side-by-side tests and I do find that when using the Freestyle Lite test strips, the results are 30-40 points higher than when using the AlphaTrak test strips. But then, maybe the AlphaTrak reads low.

Linda :)

k9diabetes 01-02-2017 03:26 PM

Re: Freestyle Lite Strips in AlphaTrak - Info from Abbott in 2010
bumping date on this.

cotrone2005 01-25-2017 06:44 PM

Re: Freestyle Lite Strips in AlphaTrak - Info from Abbott in 2010
Have you found out anything?

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009, 2010 k9diabetes.com. All rights reserved.