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Old 10-25-2010, 12:58 PM
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I've been fairly regular with home testing Mattie's glucose levels. I use the Relion brand strips and meter. But something has me concerned-- I tested Mattie a few minutes ago, and it read "Lo", which means too low to read. I became suspicious and immediately retested, and got 255mg/dl. I do the lip stick, blotting the site with a paper towel to dry it, so the blood doesn't mix with saliva. There've been other instances as well where I had a reading in the 60's or 70's, and in 2 hours, it was over 500. Is Relion reliable??
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:41 PM
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Did the strip absorb completely when you got the LO reading?

I honestly haven't tracked the Relion meter closely. But one thing I have heard from a handful of people is that it rarely gives error messages. Perhaps it reads the bg even if the strip hasn't absorbed completely? Just a speculation. I'll let others comment that have used this meter.

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Old 10-25-2010, 02:02 PM
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Patty, I guess I assume it did absorb completely if the meter beeps and starts its countdown.

Since we just got back from a 2 mile walk, I'll test again.

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Old 10-25-2010, 07:46 PM
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For me the ReliOn always measure considerably below my AlphaTrak to the tune of 30 to 40 points. So much so that for me it wasn't worth the cheaper price of the strips.
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