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Old 05-25-2013, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: Annie - Getting too smart!

Hey Craig, either Annie loves to be tested or wanted more treats

I suspect both

Good catch

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Old 05-25-2013, 01:45 PM
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Wow Craig,
You've got her figured out!!! I'm not sure whether I would rather have high or low numbers???? I guess there are + and - to both!!
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:57 PM
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Hey Craig, I wonder if because the bottle is 6 weeks old that it is stronger. I have heard that sometimes it works out that way as the mixture can never be drawn out completely equal. Sometimes if more of the fluid that is mixed with the insulin is drawn out leaving more insulin behind that can make it more concentrated.

I wonder if she will run into problems having the normal dose. If she usually starts at the low 100s like she did yesterday, giving her the usual dose when she started at 36 might drop her too low again.

But heck, you guys just love to test anyway.

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Old 05-26-2013, 08:34 PM
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Yikes, 38!
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:41 PM
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Yikes, 38!
Yep, that test woke me up real fast!!

I'm wondering if I might have worked too quickly and mis-read the mark on the syringe. Might have given 9.25 instead of the normal evening 8.25?

She was just a little low this morning:

0730 = 89, gave 2 honey covered biscuits, backed down to 7.75iu from normal morning 8iu
1100 = 109, gave 1 honey covered biscuit (looks like this over corrected)
1630 = 257
1930 = 316, looks like I should have stayed with the normal morning 8iu, gave .5 R + 8N
2130 = 143, the R is working! I'll test again around 2330 - midnight.
2330 = 119

Testing is fun!

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Old 05-27-2013, 05:28 AM
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Testing sure is fun, especially when you catch a low like that!
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:35 PM
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Good thing you stay on top of things Craig. I'm always intrigued by the way Annie uses R. You can really see it working with her and exactly when it stops.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:21 PM
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Default Re: Annie - Getting too smart!

Was bored the other day and was looking around the internet. Saw that Abbott has a new meter (FreeStyle FREEDOM LITE) that looks exactly like the AlphaTrak2, except for color.

There is also a "new"(?) version of FreeStyle LITE (FSL) test strips that I think look the same as the AlphaTrak2 test strips. I did a little digging into the data sheets (online versions) for the new FSL strips and the AT2 strips, and the chemical composition is listed the same.

Yep, I ordered another meter kit. This will make seven meters! If the kit comes with the new style FSL strips, I'll try them in the AT2 and report the results.

BTW, Annie is excited about getting a new meter toy, but Linda is ready to kick my shelf of testing gear out of the kitchen! She thinks 2-3 meters should be enough for any dog, and that 7 might indicate an obsessive-compulsive disorder!

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Old 05-29-2013, 01:48 PM
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Great news Craig.....I'll be looking forward to (hopefully) being able to use cheaper strips than the alpha trak. I'm still getting the 4 box pack at american diabetes wholesale site.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:18 PM
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I can't wait to hear your results with the new meter. It would be nice if the strips were interchangeable.
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