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[IP] Freestyle Meter
The most major concern with using the Freestyle meter is that at 85, I feel
normal. I feel like I can drive without concern. I can focus. I can see
where I'm going.
Sometimes at 40, I feel like I'm normal too, but not for long. If I start
driving thinking I'm at 85 and I'm really at 40, I don't have much further
to go before I completely bottom out and I could cause an accident and hurt
one of my kids or someone else.
It kind of scares me. I know every meter reads differently, but when it's
telling me that I'm at 85 that's a perfect reading to me. I wouldn't need
to correct anything.
And I agree with RoseLea, the same goes for being above range. If my meter
reads 150, I would bolus 1 unit to correct. But if another meter read 110
at the same time, I wouldn't bolus and if I did, I would be below 60 in no
time. That kind of scares me.
You name a meter, and I've probably tried it. I've got a stash of meters
and test strips here that takes up an entire dresser drawer! I've never had
a meter read that far off of what I am feeling. After 25 years with DM, you
usually know how you feel . . . and the pump has helped me become even more
sensitive to my readings. I try so hard not to compare meters and most of
the time when I do compare, I get accurate results (within 15% one way or
the other.) I need to trust what my body is telling me more often. (Not
that I'd ever go without testing. I'm the testing queen!)
I guess what I'm getting at is if each meter is different, which one CAN you
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