A hint about Ketostix

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  1. Mochaj

    Mochaj Gold Member

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    I was reading some really old message threads here last night and saw a useful tip. Unfortunately I can't remember who posted it so I can't give credit where credit is due but I hope the original poster won't mind me posting this as I think it's useful for everyone and it's back on page 200+ lol.

    She suggests cutting Ketostix in half lengthways, so that you get double the number from each tub. I've had the scissors out and been chopping already!
     
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  3. Mochaj

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    Just to give credit where credit's due, I have just found the original post and it was Luckymarge who posted this idea on Sept 12th 2006.
     
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    Oooh good idea, I used to be addcted and used to check almost every time I went to the loo (sad i know)!
     
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    Me too lol! Well I don't check every single time but I do check about twice a day. Madness!!!:rolleyes:
     
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    What a brilliant idea - just off to get them from the bathroom!
     
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    fantastic idea! thanks so much! I bought my sticks from boots an they cost me almost 9 pounds! so i will definitely be doing this.

    Thanks!
     
  8. paula 36

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    thanks for posting that mochajxx
     
  9. Mochaj

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    No problem Paula. There's some really interesting stuff on some of the old threads. Useful things that I haven't seen posted since I joined here in July so it's all worth a read :)
     
  10. MsJMC

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    I'm yet to get some Ketostix sticks , i've never seen any , but will be soon , best place to get them ?
    Re-start 20th Sept 07
     
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    I got mine in the local chemist but Boots do them, or I think your CDC will have them too.
     
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    Ings,

    How many did you get for that amount? Boots charged me £5.15 for a box of 50 strips (the pharmacist did have to calculate the amount to charge me on a calculator though - don't know why). I've also had them for around £5 from another chemist chain. I hope you got twice the amount for £9!
     
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    I got my sticks yesterday , but i can't do that with mine as by the end of the stick its a small square , so really could now do it . I heard they should be pink when you are in ketos ?
     
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    Hi Missleo

    You should cut the square in half that you have to wee on - it gives you the same result.

    I do it with mine all the time as I always "wee on a stick" when I go to the loo (at home... not at work though!)

    Love
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    Hi Chardonnay
    The square is right at the bottom on the end of the stick , so i can't . Just working out how to do the reading , people say it should go pink ? on mine from Lloyds pharmacy and on the tube its got neg traces faible moyen 0.8 1.6 with colours under them , does anyone have the same ?
     
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    missleo

    you cut them lengthways, so you end up with 2 sticks, both the same length as the original stick but half the width. Each stick has half of that little square on the end of it.

    Hope that helps
     
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    ok i'll try that , i'm on day 2 today . So will try that saturday . thanks
     
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    Thanks for the tip, I was going to buy some today and never would have thought of that myself.
     
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    I did my test tonight its gone pink . woooooooooooooooo
     
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    Yay! Have you got the energy rush that some people get?
     
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    such a great idea! thanks for sharing!
     
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