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Re: [IP] BG Meters
- Subject: Re: [IP] BG Meters
- From: email @ redacted
- Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 14:14:34 EDT
In a message dated 5/15/99 9:28:07 AM Central Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< It's common for meters and software packages to *NOT* allow manual entry of
If we could manually enter the data into the meter and / or software, we'd
all have "perfect" BGs when the health care team downloaded the data from
our meters <vbg>
I used to do this as a kid (translated into before I turned 30). When I was
quite young, I would always make my tests look good. When I got older (and
they came up with the a1c), I used to fill in any number just so my doc
wouldn't yell at me for not testing. Then I finally learned that I was
helping no one and merely lying.
Prior to getting pumped, I started a massive log, to prove to the doc I could
handle everything and that MDI wasn't cutting it for me. Once I got the
pump, got the basals set correctly and knew how to handle about any food I
ate, I would test all the time, react to the test and not write it down.
I am now into logging. I am getting ready to switch to Humalog (today or
tomorrow) and know that I need to keep track of everything. Once I have this
stabilized I will probably go back to using the meter with memory and a data
cable and just dump my bgs every quarter.
So tell me, what is the benefit of logging all the time? I have learned so
much from you all already, I'm probably all messed up about this as well.
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