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RE: [IP] Wow, I didn't realize you can OVERCALIBRATE a Dexcom 7+



 I would be very careful about using the word "prove" based on the anecdotal
evidence of a handful of people -- sorry, that's just the result of way too many
research and statistics classes.
Harris

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[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Clinton Randolph
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 6:55 AM
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Subject: Re: [IP] Wow, I didn't realize you can OVERCALIBRATE a Dexcom 7+

On 4/19/2011 11:32 PM, BrentM wrote:
> I haven't entered a calibration reading since my earlier post and the 
 > gap between actual readings and CGMS readings is now much closer than it's
been
> recently.    I think this tends to prove the "over-calibration" theory on the
> Dexcom 7+;
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> ________________________________
> From: BrentM<email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Sent: Tue, April 19, 2011 1:31:44 PM
> Subject: [IP] Wow, I didn't realize you can OVERCALIBRATE a Dexcom 7+
>
> It seems to be reported fairly consistently online that putting in 
> more than the
 > recommended calibration readings into the Dexcom 7+ isn't a good thing.
People
> seem to get more consistent readings out of it by entering a much 
> smaller number of readings than I was entering.
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 >

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/dexcomusers/forum/topics/inaccurate-blood-sugar-tests
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> My last two sensors have had readings bouncing all over the place, and 
> it didn't strike me that I was doing something wrong until I read some 
> of this info online today. I'm going to limit the number of 
> calibration readings that I enter to see if it makes a difference.
>
> Just thought I'd share.
>
> Brent
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 I do the double entry 5 minutes apart. I calibrate 4X day and I find my own
Dexcom 7+ is consistently accurate to within 5-10 mg% of my fingersticks.

Clint Randolph
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