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Did you get yours shanny? Mine came today but I haven't had a chance to try it yet. I'll post my findings soon!
 

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OK, I finally tested my strips (IMO that's mainly what we're testing) and got 158. According to the instructions, it's within the values printed on the bottle of strips....95-158 (N).

OK, according to their instructions my meter is fine, BUT, I don't like how they do this. I was really hoping that there'd be an exact concentration on the test solution bottle, but there is not. Basically all they've told me is that my meter is working over the range of 95-158 over a gap of 63 mg/dL.

I'll have to do some studying, but perhaps I can just go in the lab and make my own test solutions. I'm not sure if the test strips will react properly to just glucose dissolved in normal saline. Are there any other scientific-minded folks around here that can comment on that?

For checking I'd like to make a range of concentrations like 50,100,150 and 200 mg/dL to test against. IMO, this will tell if how well the meter is working.
 

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Mine came yesterday, but I didn't get tested until today . . . the control solution was same as yours, "N", and my meter/strips clocked 140, whatever that means. I think I'll keep checking it against the lab results whenever I have a blood draw & rely on that comparison.
 

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Mine came yesterday, but I didn't get tested until today . . . the control solution was same as yours, "N", and my meter/strips clocked 140, whatever that means. I think I'll keep checking it against the lab results whenever I have a blood draw & rely on that comparison.
Indeed. The solution is only good for a "quick and dirty" check of the meter.
 
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