Re: [IP] Ready To Start Vibe/Dexcom CGM vs meter
And sometimes the dex is more reliable than a meter. The other day I checked BG
with my meter and it read 178. Hmm, I thought, must have under bolused at lunch.
Was about to do a correction, when I pulled out the dex receiver to calibrate
and it said 73. Checked BG on the meter again, it came in as 77. Good thing I
had the dex!
Probably something on my finger. I almost never wash my hands before testing.
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> On Jan 30, 2015, at 23:29, Michelle Robinson
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 1. I still do the conventional check before administering any insulin and
> if it shows a low or high. There are many times it is dead on and just as
> times that it's in the range of..... Super helpful for a peace of mind. And
> graph it shows is helpful, as well as, letting you know if you are on an
> with sugars or downturn.
> 2. Only my stomach. But that's 90% of my wussiness and 10% because it says
> Sent from a mechanical pancreas
>>> On Jan 30, 2015, at 10:23 PM, Howard Pohl
>> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> Hi, I am about to enter the CGM world with the Animas Vibe and Dexcom G4
>> This is my first CGM experience although I have been an Animas pump user for
>> 11 years. I have 2 questions after reading and viewing the material:
>> 1.. Animas/Dexcom states a million times not to base treatments on CGM
>> readings but to test BG via conventional methods before administering
>> In real life, what do you do? If I calibrated, and the calibrated results
>> approximated the meter readings, I'd be inclined to go with the CGM readings
>> alone. Is this wrong?
>> 2.. They also mention a million times not to insert the Dexcom anywhere
>> except the belly, yet I see Youtube videos with sensors/transmitters all
>> the place, including the arms. I think I've also read here that people put
>> in places other than the belly. Is that a bad thing?
>> Your help is greatly appreciated.
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