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Re: [IP] Domestic Dist...
Dido to Jenny's comments. I too was on the CGMS and
although I didn't have any inaccurate meter readings I
was quite surprised as how the amount that my blood
sugars bounced around. Since then I am very careful to
wait just a bit and retest. Many times I find on the
second test that I'm not either as high or in most
cases low as I originally though. For me retesting
avoids over treating lows and high which inevitably
result in further frustration.
<<Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 13:56:00 -0700
From: Jennifer Sutherland <email @ redacted>
Subject: Fw: [IP] Domestic Dist...
One thing I discovered while wearing the CGMS last
year was that I have a tendency to bolus
overanxiously. I got a result of 91 in the
supermarket and on the way home, some jerk almost
drove us off the road, and I got home to read 300+ on
my meter. Thinking 'stress', I bolused and ate lunch
anyway. Bottomed out 1 hour later.
The CGMS graph two days later showed that I was
bolusing when the BGs were on their way DOWN (Many
times, not just that once). I was also, NOT
300+, but acc. to the CGMS, was closer to 142. No
wonder I 'bottomed out'that afternoon. Sometimes
meters and strips will not read right.
>From that time onward, I was advised when facing a
high, to wait a bit and test again to see which way
I'm going. This will now in 85% of *my* cases,
avoid any hypos due to overcorrection.>>
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