[Diabetes-talk] Solo meter??

cheryl echevarria cherylandmaxx at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 31 17:23:08 UTC 2013

 I use Solo Meter with no problem, Greg Santulli of ADS, we see each other a few times a year. Showed me how to take better tests. He said that after lancing your finger, instead of trying to find the blood with the strip. 
First make sure the strip is in the meter, than lance you finger, while holding the meter in one hand hold the meter with the strip upside down meaning, hold the meter with the strip out the bottom facing down. Sorry I am bad at describing things.
and then touch the strip to the blood this will take some practice, but the strip will suck in the blood that way, instead of it side ways.
Also a way of finding the blood again it will take practice, the blood will be warm.
Dah moments here. Again, trying to explain what I am doing.
It has helped a lot getting more blood as well with smaller drops then trying to pinch my fingers harder.
If you need more of an explanation, let me know. 
Since he showed me how to do it, it is much better.
I like the solo meter much better than the prodigy, but some places it isn't on there formulary to get the strips with Medicare.

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> From: Blindhands at aol.com
> Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:00:13 -0400
> To: diabetes-talk at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [Diabetes-talk] Solo meter??
> Are folks having troubles similar to the Prodigy meter  with the  Solo 
> meter??  I have had these problems and if I feel things are not where  I think 
> they should be I test over with blood from a different finger and/or  hand.  
> I did not think of calling Prodigy.
> If you get the strips from where ever you get them, should you contact  
> Prodigy or the place you bought the strips from?
> Usually, I am not saying this has happen with Prodigy, but they send you  
> back to where you purchased it.  As in this letter, they replaced the  meter, 
> but they did not replace the strips.  So they have you running back  and 
> forth and all you want is to know what your test results are  correctly.
> Joyce  Kane
> _www.KraftersKorner.org_ (http://www.krafterskorner.org/) 
> Blindhands at AOL.com 
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