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Old 07-17-2013, 12:08 PM
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Funny thing - The FSL strips I have are code 16, but the AlphaTrak II doesn't let me set it to 16. It goes straight from 15 to 17! Anyone else found something like this?

I am supposed to do a glucose curve today but my new pack of Alpha Trak test strips have not arrived yet. The FSL strips (set on code 15 or 17) are giving very high readings - 486 and 511 so far this morning! Very frustrating.
My testing using the new style FreeStyle Lite test strips in the AlphaTrak2 meter was best if the meter was set to 7 (disregard the code on the FSL bottle).

I ordered more FSL strips over the weekend and hope they arrive in todays mail (around 1pm PDST). I'll run side-by-side tests as soon as they arrive. I would NOT trust FSL readings unless you have AT2 strips to compare to.

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Old 07-17-2013, 12:24 PM
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In case you want to look back at some of Annie's FSL - AT2 testing from 6 weeks ago, look at post number 936, 943, 947, 951 in her thread:
http://www.k9diabetes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1637

Of course these were my tests / comparisons, everyone interested should do their own

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Old 07-17-2013, 12:35 PM
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Thanks Craig,
They definitely have a better price...Good info
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:44 PM
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My testing using the new style FreeStyle Lite test strips in the AlphaTrak2 meter was best if the meter was set to 7 (disregard the code on the FSL bottle).

I ordered more FSL strips over the weekend and hope they arrive in todays mail (around 1pm PDST). I'll run side-by-side tests as soon as they arrive. I would NOT trust FSL readings unless you have AT2 strips to compare to.

Craig

Thanks for the tip about code 7. Hopefully my new strips will arrive in the post today. I just tried a FSL strip on code 7 and she was 382 which is more like what she has been in recent testing. I know she is still too high as her urine is still full of glucose.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:21 PM
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Thanks for the tip about code 7. Hopefully my new strips will arrive in the post today. I just tried a FSL strip on code 7 and she was 382 which is more like what she has been in recent testing. I know she is still too high as her urine is still full of glucose.
Annie saw the mailman pass the house, so we ran out to check to see if the FSL strips had arrived. THEY ARE HERE! Went straight into testing mode and got the following:

AlphaTrak2 with Alphatrak2 test strips (code 35) = 95
AlphaTrak2 with FreeStyle Lite test strips (coded 35) = 120
AlphaTrak2 with FreeStyle Lite test strips (coded 7) = 83

The bottle of AT2 strips listed the code as 35 and the FreeStyle Lite strips listed the code as 16 which I ignored. I probably should have tried a strip at 16, but the droplet was a little small. I'll try to remember to do a 16, along with the 7 this evening.

The 95 & 83 are close enough for me. Of course this is in a lower range and I'd like to see test results in the high 100s - mid 200s.

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BTW, the FSL strips cost $28 for 50 strips.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:31 PM
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Very cool Craig. I too would like to see the 16 and 7 codes.

12 points difference thats awesome.

I can get the fsl strips here cheap but the alphatrack 2 is $150 to $250 canadian here.

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Old 07-17-2013, 01:54 PM
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Annie saw the mailman pass the house, so we ran out to check to see if the FSL strips had arrived. THEY ARE HERE! Went straight into testing mode and got the following:

AlphaTrak2 with Alphatrak2 test strips (code 35) = 95
AlphaTrak2 with FreeStyle Lite test strips (coded 35) = 120
AlphaTrak2 with FreeStyle Lite test strips (coded 7) = 83

The bottle of AT2 strips listed the code as 35 and the FreeStyle Lite strips listed the code as 16 which I ignored. I probably should have tried a strip at 16, but the droplet was a little small. I'll try to remember to do a 16, along with the 7 this evening.

The 95 & 83 are close enough for me. Of course this is in a lower range and I'd like to see test results in the high 100s - mid 200s.

Craig

BTW, the FSL strips cost $28 for 50 strips.
Very nice! I wonder if adjusting the code to say 8 or 9 would get it even closer?
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:51 PM
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Hi,

I used to buy Criss' FreeStyle strips on Ebay. Just made sure the seller had good ratings and the strips weren't out of date. I did that for about 4 years. I don't think they've stopped selling strips on Ebay, but I haven't had a need to check.

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Old 07-17-2013, 03:12 PM
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Very nice! I wonder if adjusting the code to say 8 or 9 would get it even closer?
I selected 7 because in "the old days" the old style AlphaTrak strips were always(?) coded 7. Some of us had good results using the older style FSL strips in the older grey colored AlphaTrak set to 7.

Hard to keep things straight when they update (change) their meters and strips every few years.

Note: these recent tests are using the newest style FSL strips that mention the "FreeStyle Freedom Lite" meter.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Abbott-FreeS...-/261602322988

Will these work in a Alphatrak II device?
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