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Old 02-29-2012, 10:06 PM
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Annie and I got a little bored and decided to run the AlphaTrak / FreeStyle LITE test this evening. We talked Linda into helping us switch the strips as quickly as she could. All three tests were done on the same poke, and within one minute. All done on code 7 (AlphaTrak box was marked code 7, and we left the meter at 7 for the FreeStyle LITE strips):

AlphaTrak = 135
old style FreeStyle LITE = 148
new style FreeStyle LITE = 132

This isn't quite what I expected. I expected the new style FSL to be 20 - 30 points lower than the AlphaTrak (that's what I obtained during tests two weeks ago). Then again, we all know meter readings aren't always repeatable. Guess these are close enough to just log whatever I see on the meter.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:57 PM
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Annie got bored, Craig? And how exactly did you determine that? Hrm?
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:12 PM
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Annie was in her bed, but when she heard me messing with the testing supplies she came running! No kidding.

About 30 minutes later she was back in her bed when I picked up the strips to look at expiration dates - she came running again.

I like to think she was bored, and wanted to be tested, but I imagine she thought "testing = meal".
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:20 AM
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Annie was in her bed, but when she heard me messing with the testing supplies she came running! No kidding.

About 30 minutes later she was back in her bed when I picked up the strips to look at expiration dates - she came running again.

I like to think she was bored, and wanted to be tested, but I imagine she thought "testing = meal".
Craig - Soaphie and Sydney do the same thing....as soon as they hear me digging in the box for a lancet - they come running and lay down. I believe they associate it with A) going for a walk and/or B) meal time....I'm certain it's not C) they just love me and noticed that I moved to the other room and just had to come with me (well - this could be the case for Soaphie - but probably not Sydney)
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:00 AM
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Gigi usually doesn't come running for the supplies, but when she sees me pick up the box of freeze dried liver, then she comes running. And if I say, "Let's see how sweet you are!" she comes running then, too. Although when she sees the testing supplies come out, it's like, "Awwww, do we have to? Well, I guess if I get food. But don't think I'm enjoying this, Mom!"

Wow that's pretty good! I actually was able to run a test this morning using the 5 code for the AT strip (as noted on the bottle of strips for the AT) and using the code 7 for the FSL new style strip. It was a quick switcheroo and Gigi put up with it. Here are the test results (I included the test result from last night, too, just for the sake of data collection):

2/29 10:00 PM Test
AT Strip Results (Coded to 5): 357
FSL New Strip Results (Coded to 5): 271

3/1 6:25 AM Test
AT Strip Results (Coded to 5): 340
FSL New Strip Results (Coded to 7): 295

So, a little closer result when the FSL new strip is coded to 7, almost that 30-40 point difference it looked like you expected. I'll do some more testing later today to see what I can find. I know I need to up Gigi's insulin, but I'm going to wait to do that until tomorrow so I can get a few more tests in.

I really appreciate your help, Craig! This community rocks!
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:57 PM
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You guys are lucky they come running! Even with kitty crack (aka Friskies dry food seafood flavored), I have to cajole and beg a little bit before he finally sighs and climbs up on the bed. It's that big, "alright, I'm coming... if I have to..." I think he loves me more than the kitty crack.
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It's that big, "alright, I'm coming... if I have to..." I think he loves me more than the kitty crack.
Good thing, or it'd be "Hopeless Hank!"

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Old 03-01-2012, 02:39 PM
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Awww poor Hank! See, he loves you so much!

Gigi gives my husband all the love since I'm the only one doing the poking and prodding right now. Someone has gotta be the bad guy (or gal)!
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:07 PM
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I won't be wasting test strips on Annie this afternoon. Looks like she got into the fruity bird treats, AGAIN! Not totally her fault this time. Our human son brought over his Lab-Boxer mix, Sierra, and we humans then went out to lunch. We learned (?) our lesson with Annie and fruity bird treats last year and keep them out of Annie's reach. Sierra has a much higher reach! We came home to find bird treats all over the floor. Can't tell if Annie had any, can't see any stuck in her beard, but can assume she had at least a little snack. Could be a decent source of protein, bag says 14%
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:19 PM
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oh no

who let the dog out
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