So I have a small freestyle lite meter I got from working at Camp Sealth during diabetes integrated week. And I got my Rx for my test strips and realized the Lite weren't for the OmniPod, only the regular. So I wanted to be able to use the regular meter or my PDM. I decided to do a little test.
(PS I want to throw in that I switch sometimes back to my Animas Ping because I only like the pod on my arms and I have to give my arms a break. BUT I will ALWAYS love my OmniPod more. My numbers are always better--AND I know this makes me sound crazy but I don't go as high even AFTER I have the pump off. It expired last night for me at 4pm. I was at work and didn't have an extra minute to step aside and put one on (would have to take my scrub tops off) and then forgot about it when I fell asleep. I didn't eat anything carb-y anyway so I wasn't too worried about it. Woke up this morning and checked before I put a new one on. I was 163! Nice! That happens a LOT I notice with my pods. However, when I'm on the ping, NOPE! None of that. Try 300's.
Anyway, here's what I did.
Same strip bottle. Freestyle lite test strips for both. PDM. Freestyle lite meter. Same finger, alcohol used and dried first, and same droplet of blood (MAN don't you guys love how little blood you need?!).
Results. Round 1 last night, round 2/3 today. Never more than 10 md/dL apart! NICE! I think its safe to say Lite strips can be used in the PDM.
Lite Meter: 126
Lite Meter: 173
Lite Meter: 179