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Re: [IP] Ready To Start Vibe/Dexcom CGM vs meter



Stacey, I've had the same thing happen to me.  Susan

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 11:11 PM, Stacey Martin <
email @ redacted> wrote:

>  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.
>
> Stacey M
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>  > On Jan 30, 2015, at 23:29, Michelle Robinson
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
>  > 1. I still do the conventional check before administering any insulin
> and
> also,
>  > if it shows a low or high. There are many times it is dead on and just
> as
> many
>  > times that it's in the range of..... Super helpful for a peace of mind.
> And
> the
>  > graph it shows is helpful, as well as, letting you know if you are on an
> upturn
> > with sugars or downturn.
>  > 2. Only my stomach. But that's 90% of my wussiness and 10% because it
> says
> not
> > to.
> >
> > Michelle
> >
> > 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
> CGM.
> >> 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
> > insulin.
> >> 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
> over
>  >> the place, including the arms. I think I've also read here that people
> put
> it
> >> in places other than the belly.  Is that a bad thing?
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