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RE: [IPp] Continuous Monitoring Insurance Coverage

The Guardian RT and the Paradigm Real-Time pump are called "continuous"
because when the sensor is in it is giving glucose readings every 5
minutes.  With both systems you can stop and start most of the time.
You can only use a sensor once, but over a 3 day period you can turn off
the sensing if you want and then turn it back on.  My son wears it for
3-4 days with a week or so in between times.

We calibrate the sensor with a fingerstick once after the 2 1/2 hour
initialization, and then every 12 hours.  


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of
email @ redacted
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 10:46 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPp] Continuous Monitoring Insurance Coverage

If it's continuous, how do you use it more or less often?  Do some
just use it at night?  Don't you have to sync it with your bg  monitor
once a 
Mom of Dan,  15 (dx 4-01, pumping since 5-03), Chris, 23, Carrie, 19,
guardian of Mike,  19.

In a message dated 7/18/2006 10:39:04 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
email @ redacted writes:

My  husband just corrected me.  Our continuous monitor lasted 48 hours
(my  mistake) and Medtronic claims that it should last up to 72 hours.
But, when  you're paying $30 per sensor, the difference between 48 and
hours is a  lot of money.  Also - my husband mentioned that Medtronic
admitted  that if you use the Continuous Monitoring system often - the
system has a  life of 9 months and then you may need to replace it.  If
you don't  use it often - then it should last 12 months.  

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