[Diabetes-talk] Solo meter??

eileen scrivani etscrivani at verizon.net
Sat Aug 31 17:41:23 UTC 2013


I've had a lot of problems with the new Solus meter that I was upgraded to 
back in March.  I've been using talking meters many many years as a blind 
diabetic. In this case, brought the Solus V2 meter into my diabetes educator 
to make sure I was applying the sample correctly.  I was.

Many times I test on this meter and get crazy numbers that would indicate 
I'm ready to pass out and I'm not symptomatic at those readings.  Or I get 
test after test or "TO LOW" or "No sufficient blood."  I'm not happy with 
the Solus, but Loved, loved the Solo.

I've been told by other diabetics not to retest that the one resultthat 
comes back should satisfy me, but I question the numbers I'm getting from 
the Solus and intelligence tells me to re-check.  After all its my health 
and my life that is at risk when I'm basing insulin dosages on these 

IMO only, something happened to the manufacturing process in the change of 
either meter or strips from the Solo to the Solus and not many of us have a 
personal one on one relationship with the owner of Advanced Diabetic 
Solutions.  For that matter now ADS is done and gone out of the picture and 
were left with no contact to help trouble shoot problems that come up. 
These big medicare approved providers are not giving product support and In 
My Opinion that's a problem.


-----Original Message----- 
From: cheryl echevarria
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 1:23 PM
To: Diabetes Talk for the Blind
Subject: Re: [Diabetes-talk] Solo meter??

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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