Test strip errors

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Squeakycats, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Squeakycats

    Squeakycats Member

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    Hi, all--when a test strip gives a bad reading (when it's a bad strip), can it be a higher number than it should? Or will it always be low?
     
  2. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Don't know about the high/low but my AccuChek strips come in a box of 2 bottles, 100 in each. I've had a lot of duds lately and it was not the battery. Maybe 15% gave me an E1 error code. A quick side note. I've seen chatter about printing your own strips on an inkjet printer, I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  3. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    I've only ever had mine give me a false low reading or an Error Code. I see in your signature that you used Tresaderm - is that what threw your Misha out of OTJ? I'm just finishing a very short round of Tresaderm, and can't believe how high it has driven my guy's BG! So far, I have raised his dose twice and still haven't got back to where we were before.
     
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  4. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Tresaderm did that? Were you warned? I would not have expected that from it's stated purpose, disappointing!
     
  5. Squeakycats

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    Yes, Tresaderm threw him out of remission--I was devastated when I realized it. I wasn't warned, but that was my own fault--I just used some I had over from his last ear infection, without consulting the vet. I assumed that because it was topical it might be ok, and I tested him very regularly--immediately after I gave him the first dose, and again soon after--but at one point he just shot up and never came back down. We've been struggling just to get him regulated ever since, let alone get him back into remission. @Squalliesmom I hope things resolve more quickly for you!!!!!
     
  6. Squeakycats

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    I can't even imagine trying to print my own test strips--there's enough uncertainty and experimentation in this whole process as it is!
     
  7. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I know there's a poverty aspect to printing strips. In a town somewhere in the middle of nowhere where no one can afford shoes this would be a better way but right now too many unknowns. That wasn't meant to sound pompous or nasty, everything is overpriced.
     
  8. Squeakycats

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    Yes--between the insulin and the testing supplies and the vet visits and (sometimes) special foods, it really adds up over time!
     
  9. Squalliesmom

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    Wow, that's scary! My vet didn't warn me but another member here told me it made her cat's bg shoot up (also knocked out of remission!), and since it's got steroids in it, I had already pretty much figured it would have an effect. But like you and Dickson, I thought that since it was topical, it wouldn't be too bad. Boy, was I wrong! Now I'm scrambling like mad to get his numbers back down.:(:(:(
     
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  10. Squeakycats

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    Well, at least we're not alone!
     
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  11. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Lol, very true!:)
     
  12. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Very disappointing. Like the first time I read Nutella has more sugar than cake frosting. It's good and bad for you!
    Kinda' looks like whatever is caked on the edge of my litterbox but spreads like butter. :rolleyes: :oops: :blackeye:
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  13. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    That was supposed to be a metaphor or whatever, very tired today. Zzzzzzzzzzz :coffee::coffee::coffee:
     
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