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Old 05-29-2013, 03:05 PM
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Craig,

I agree with your wife, Linda.... She may be worried that you will start testing on her, in your spare time.

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Old 05-29-2013, 05:00 PM
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Oh but we learn so much from your obsessive compulsiveness.

Can't wait to hear what you discover.

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Old 05-30-2013, 03:04 PM
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It's here! It's here! It's here! Annie is so excited!

The mailman just dropped off the new FreeStyle FREEDOM LITE. Here is a photo of the FreeStyle FREEDOM LITE alongside the AlphaTrak2:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5i89t2bo5o...001.JPG?v=None

As you see, the meters use the same case and the included carry pouch / lancet device are also identical.

It only came with a few test strips. My first test will be to compare the FreeStyle LITE test strips in the AT2 meter. MORE TO COME!

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Old 05-30-2013, 03:55 PM
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Awesome! Can't wait to see the rests!
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:08 PM
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They do look exactly alike. Will be interesting to see how the meters compare.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:01 PM
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It's here! It's here! It's here! Annie is so excited!

The mailman just dropped off the new FreeStyle FREEDOM LITE. Here is a photo of the FreeStyle FREEDOM LITE alongside the AlphaTrak2:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5i89t2bo5o...001.JPG?v=None

As you see, the meters use the same case and the included carry pouch / lancet device are also identical.

It only came with a few test strips. My first test will be to compare the FreeStyle LITE test strips in the AT2 meter. MORE TO COME!

Craig

Some interesting results comparing the AlphaTrak2 with the new(?) FreeStyle Freedom Lite. I'll list what is probably the most interesting!

AT2 meter, AT2 test strip code set to 35 per vial, Annie's blood = 114
AT2 meter, FSL test strip coded to 35 (vial indicated 16), Annie's blood = 117

So, in this one test, it looks like the new FSL strips work well in the AT2 meter (ignore the code on the FSL vial and set to the "regular" 35 that all my AT2 strips are coded)


I also ran some tests using control solution. The AT2 test strip container indicated strips using control solution should be within the 111-205 range.
AT2 test strip coded 35 = 158
FSL test strip coded 35 = 171
FSL test strip coded 7 = 170
FSL test strip coded 16 per the FSL container = 218 (out of range)

I'm thinking the difference between 158 and 171 in control solution is insignificant, both are within the stated range and only about 8% different.

I haven't played much with the FreeStyle Freedom Lite meter much because i didn't want to waste test strips. I did do a control solution test and it tested mid scale. Guess the next test should be to see how the FreeStyle Freedom Lite meter reads Annie's blood with the meter coded to either 35 or 7 (instead of the indicated 16) - compared to the AT2! I'll do this later tonight.

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Old 05-30-2013, 06:01 PM
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it would be nice to get some tests at annies higher range
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This sounds very promising. I am very interested in the results as it does not look like I am going to receive the shipment of Alphatrack test strips in time for the weekend. It would be nice to be able to buy test strips locally, if needed.
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it would be nice to get some tests at annies higher range
Guess I could give her 5-6 treats to bump up the BGs for awhile? No, think I'll just wait for a naturally occurring high LOL

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Old 05-30-2013, 06:10 PM
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This sounds very promising. I am very interested in the results as it does not look like I am going to receive the shipment of Alphatrack test strips in time for the weekend. It would be nice to be able to buy test strips locally, if needed.
I think these are the newest design FreeStyle LITE strips, not the ones in the blue box.

http://www.amazon.com/FreeStyle-Lite...te+test+strips

Not saying this is a good price, just selected it to show the image of the box.

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