First AlphaTrak 2 test - Maji

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Magic Johnson, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Magic Johnson

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    I DID IT! It went pretty smooth and fairly easy and I used the default lancets and not the extra .31s I bought- ok now here’s the thing Maji came out at 96 OMG so is t that like a little low to dose? So I called the vet and she said NOT to dose tonight BUT she wants me to calibrate the control or do the control... I’m looking through the book for how to do the control...

    Sorta excited!!!
     
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  2. FurBabiesMama

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    WOO HOO! Good job.

    A bottle of control solution may have come with your meter. You just shake it then squirt a drop or two of it on a test strip (on the side where the little dot sticks out.. just like when doing the blood test). When you get the reading, press the C button to flag it as a control solution test so the results will not be included in the averages the meter shows you when you turn it on. Your test strip vial should give you the range of numbers for the control solution - if your results are within that range, your meter and strips are working correctly.
     
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  3. Magic Johnson

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    Ok found directions on control... did it exactly as it said control at 138. Maji at 96 so not dosing tonight- vet wants another test at 9pm and another test 6am before feeding and/or dosing
     
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  4. Sharon14

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    Congratulations on your first test! Great number!!!
     
  5. Magic Johnson

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    Oops I screwed up and did not press the C for control so I will document this in the little book...

    So basically she coulda got dosed with bgl at 96 and possibly gone hypoglycemic... if it hadn’t been for you guys encouraging me I prolly would have procrastinated- thank god for all of your encouragement to test for safety!!!
     
  6. JanetNJ

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    There you go! And this is why we test. Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. Magic Johnson

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    I completely get it now...oh man I’m so grateful to you guys... THANK YOU !!!
     
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  9. JanetNJ

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    There are some cats that are diet controlled, or that require very little insulin, from the get go..... Hopefully your cat is one of them. :)
     
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  10. Magic Johnson

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    Well your video really gave me the encouragement to use the default lancets and how your kitty was so mellow with it - it really helps to see how this works...I’m just so grateful!!!
     
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  11. JanetNJ

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    :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  12. Kris & Teasel

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    Give yourself a big pat on the back!! :DYou got your first test done and - more important - might have saved your kitty from a hypo episode. :eek::stop:
     
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  13. Magic Johnson

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    thank you but all the credit belongs here...honest! Also I want to make a donation to the site but when I start to it goes to paypal and media LLC? is that right?
     
  14. Kris & Teasel

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    Sorry - I don't know.
     
  15. Magic Johnson

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    thank you ...that's o.k. I think she was a little low...at 96 especially if the control is 138 perhaps 138 is a better number...I'm still learning
     
  16. JanetNJ

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    96 is a great number. Normal on an Alphatrak pet meter is 68-150.
     
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  17. Veronica & Babu-chiri

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Very well done and a very good catch! Good that you started home testing, and hopefully he will need just a little push to be just diet regulated
     
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