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Re: [IP] Medisense (Precision QID) service



> Helen:
>     We just downloaded Melissa's QID meter & although I'd been
>     telling her
> that it seemed like she was "high" an awful lot at school before
> lunch, no amount of "mommy nagging" could have as much of an impact
> as seeing it "graphically" displayed on screen - whether as a pie
> graph with a HUGE portion color-coded for HIGH, or as a data
> print-out with the word HIGH or as a "connect the dots chart with a
> preponderance of dots ABOVE normal ranges, there was no escaping the
> obvious!!!....Either time for another morning basal fast, or time to
> alter her am ratios even further downward.  I had heard of another
> teenaged girl who required a 1:5 ratio at breakfast.  We've
> downscaled from 1:10, to 1:9 to 1:8 to 1:7, but obviously still
> aren't there yet!!! The software for the QID by the way runs around
> $120 I think, but a friend had it covered by insurance.  Since we
> were paying $45 monthly to see our CDE whose software also produced
> these revealing charts, I figure we're now ahead of the initial
> investment!
>     Lastly, for the "newbies", Melissa has been pumping for nearly 3
>     yrs now
> (since she was 13) & her latest A1C was 6.9...nonetheless, I liken
> her use of the pump & all it's capable of doing to MY use of the
> VCR.....I KNOW it can do more than just play rented videotapes, but
> haven't bothered to avail myself of all of its other features.
> Likewise, Melissa does NOT adjust for exercise, etc. the way the
> more diligent adult pumpers do, BUT if this is "as good as it gets
> for now", I'm satisfied.  I had heard far too many "horror stories"
> about disenchanted teens neglecting their self-care to NOT be
> satisfied that she's THIS compliant - for now. Hopefully, as she
> matures, etc. she'll be more inclined to "fine tune" her care.
> 
> Regards, Renee
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Michael <email @ redacted>
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