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Re: [IPk] minimed sensor for monitoring blood levels



Hi
could you tell me more about the CGMS - do you insert it in somewhere
(skin)? or is it external?
thanks
Zok

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kentish, Julette" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 9:07 AM
Subject: RE: [IPk] minimed sensor for monitoring blood levels


> Dera Hilly -
> I have just come back from Diabetes UK conference - so apologies for the
> late reply. There are quite a few centres using CGMS - Continuous
> Glucose Monitoring System - aka Glucose sensor which you wear for upto
> 72 hours. They are not outdated - simply they give you a snap shot for
> that time frame including a record. As far as I am aware there are also
> some gluco-watches - I understand they give you readings around every 20
> mins or so, they can cause a rash (I didn't hear of burning) and both
> methods are examples of ways forward.
>
> Contact the suppliers directly to find out which centres are close to
> your consultant.
>
> Julette Kentish
> Diabetes Research/Specialist Dietitian
> Bournemouth
> (Insulin Pump & CGMS toolbox-user)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hilly Beattie
> [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 02 April 2001 17:42
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] minimed sensor for monitoring
> blood levels
>
> Dear John (Davis) et al
> I thought I'd let you know how I got on when I asked my
> consultant about
> trying the blood sensor test over 3 days that we
> discussed. He informed me
> that it was "outdated" and talked to me about the
> Watch-type test. I knew he'd
> be keen on the watch as he was one of the doctors
> involved in the trials at
> Guy's, so I listened but mentioned that people had been
> burnt when using them.
> He said that only one male got burnt and I think
> suggested the man was foolish
> for not telling them it hurt earlier, as if that makes a
> difference.
> He did say some people suffered rashes and it needed a
> bit of work done but
> essentially was fine. When I pushed him on the "older"
> method and asked if I
> could still try it if I wanted. He said maybe, but he
> only knew of Dr Pickup
> having one and didn't know if he had "all the bits"!!
> I know I should be patient (and have agreed to be so)
> but it's frustrating
> that it boils down to resources again, he even started
> telling me how much it
> all costs so I felt worse.
> On a good note, with the perseverance of my new nurse:)
> I was able to leave
> knowing that he would support me for a pump perhaps in
> the future but doesn't
> want to rush things...where have I heard that before:(
> Hilly
>
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