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News Strips / Old Strips / Etc -- POD users, please reply

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by maddiesdad, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. maddiesdad

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    I'm going to do a poor man's survey. Respond with:

    1) I am using the OLD Freestyle strips in the white bottle with my PDM.
    2) I am using the NEW Freestyle strips in the yellow bottle (code 16 labeled ) with my PDM.
    3) I am using New or Old "LITE" strips ( My understand is these are NOT compatible )

    If you are using the old, but have access to the new strips:

    1) Do you see a difference in BG readings? ( We see about 30 points lower when we use code 16 for the NEW strips in the Yellow Bottle )

    If you are using the New Strips ( yellow bottle ):

    1) What code are you entering into the meter?
     
  2. KatieSue

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    We just started using the "new" yellow bottle strips and use the code 16. So far we haven't had any issues. I still have some classic that we can switch back to if needed.
     
  3. swellman

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    We're using the new zipwick regular strips and have tested them extensively and found no difference except for the positives in the new strips.
     
  4. 5kids4me

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    1) I am using the OLD Freestyle strips in the white bottle with my PDM.
     
  5. manda81

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    1) I am using the old, classic strips in the white bottle.

    I do have some of the new (non-lite) Freestyle strips with the zip-wick, and I have been testing them side-by-side, because our pharmacy cannot get the classic strips anymore. I still have 2 months worth of the old ones, and will continue to test the new ones, but so far, the new ones in the gold container (code 16) have been within 10 points of the classic strips.
     
  6. Traci

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    1) We use the old-regular- white container-yellow box-non lite-non zip wick strips.
     
  7. vettechmomof2

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    old classic in white bottle here for our pdm.
     
  8. Daniel's Mom 1993

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    We are using the old strips but have some of the new and have tested them a couple of times and the numbers were with in 10 points - we still have plenty of the old ones.
     
  9. Tracy1918

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    We use the old classic in the white container, in the PDM.
     
  10. redheadmom

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    Using the old strips while I have them; for me, the new strips were always an average of 30 points lower than the old ones.
     
  11. 3kidlets

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    Us too. Except now I'm out of old strips, so I've switched back to the One Touch and manually enter the BS into the PDM.
    OUr readings are consistently 30 pts lower with the old strips vs. new strips and One Touch Vs. new strips.
     
  12. danismom79

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    2 and code 16.
     
  13. Jen_in_NH

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    We just started using the new ones, and have found them to be within 15 points accurate. The higher he is, the more likely they've been to read higher.
     
  14. taximom

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    We recently ran out of the old ones (white bottle).
    So now we are using the new ones (gold bottle, code 16) and love them! No errors and they only need the tiniest drop of blood.
     
  15. virgo39

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    1) I am using the OLD Freestyle strips in the white bottle with my PDM.
     
  16. Lindy

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    Using the new Gold strips - code 16 - yep, we like them!
     
  17. Kunkfam

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    We use the new butterfly strips and love them! We have ran our on comparisons and they have not been more than 10 points difference and they give much more consistent results as far as we have seen!
     
  18. JeremysDad

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    We are using the new butterfly Freestyle "lite" strips in the gold bottle - code 16 with no problems. We just got 250 old Freestyle strips in the white bottle from Abbott and will start side-by-side testing today to determine what the difference in the readings are. Will report the readings in the new thread.
     
  19. lil'Man'sMom

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    We were using the zipwik/butterfly gold bottle strips, Aug-Dec. We did have quite a few lows, he was playing Fball at the time, and saw a rise in A1c.

    Switched meters (AccuChek) and input BG's into PDM, Dec-Mar. Not as many lows, he was wrestling and started Bball, and saw decrease in A1c.

    Have a new Freedom meter, a bottle of gold and a bottle of white. Will do side by side comparisons with PDM this weekend....

    May need a bottle of something else when I'm done. ;):rolleyes:
     
  20. Flutterby

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    Bawahahahahaha :D
     

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