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Re: [IP] A mixed bag: my take on MM CGMS

You should mostly always validate with a finger stick.  So, you end up
sticking more than ever.  If you used your sensor only twice a month you
better order the smallest quantities as they will go out of date.  I do not
agree that they should be a once in a while tool.  The benefit is the 24/7
ability to see what is going on.  Some take a break now and then.  Cynthia

On 5/9/08, Wyldceltic1 <email @ redacted> wrote:
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> I was always led to believe that one did not have to use the sensors
> everyday, and that treatment should be in fact validated with a stick bg
> test.
> I would may use it to fine tune a bit, and maybe twice a month or as
> needed.
> I think the unawareness is sneaking up on me. My fella and I were out at
> the store and I started to 'feel' funny. Did a test and instead of the 55-66
> mg/dL I was expecting, it was 38!!! Next test was 36!
> Few more points down and I'd have been doing imitations of Michael Jackson
> on the floor....
> Good thing the juice aisle was next one over... SHEESH!
> On May 9, 2008, at 12:17 PM, Denise wrote:
> Cynthia
>> I'm with you re the CGMS being a bit too much to add to my already complex
>> diabetes and complications care.   After too many nights being awakened by
>> false high alarms I have decided not to use the sensors every day, but to
>> concentrate on proper CHO counting and timing of boluses (I have to bolus
>> 20
>> minutes before breakfast or I go sky high post meal test and I need a dual
>> bolus for dinner to avoid crashing followed by a high bg later in the
>> evening.
>> Now that I know that, I will use the CGMS one week out of every month and
>> that
>> should be plenty. to follow any changing trend.
>> I originally got the CGMS because of hypoglycemia unawareness, but I never
>> woke up when the low glucose alarm went off appropriately.  My two cats
>> did
>> jump on it though when it started to vibrate, but now they wake me up when
>> I
>> am low even without the sensor.  I'll keep the cats and semi retire the
>> sensors!
> .
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