Continuous Glucose Monitor Users


Continuous Glucose Monitor Users

Are you hooked up with one of these new devices? Have you advice to give others that are interested in trying one out? Join the CGM group and share your knowledge.

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enlite2 receiver range

Started by Avi e. Last reply by jjm335 Aug 13. 1 Reply

New Enlite Medtronic sensor

Started by NatetheDiabetic. Last reply by Mark Horowitz Jun 3. 3 Replies

CGM and air travel

Started by Joan. Last reply by no1techguy Feb 21. 7 Replies

Minimed 530G with Enlite

Started by Molly Schreiber. Last reply by jjm335 Jan 10. 3 Replies

combining CGM and infusion sites into one

Started by Steve Lancaster. Last reply by Steve Lancaster Oct 7, 2013. 5 Replies

wild CGM readings

Started by sweeterthanhoney. Last reply by Dick Sep 30, 2013. 12 Replies

increasing the life of a medtronic cgm

Started by sweeterthanhoney. Last reply by miketosh Aug 22, 2013. 2 Replies

downloading the data

Started by Susan. Last reply by Susan Jul 27, 2013. 5 Replies

Do you tape over the sensor?

Started by Siri. Last reply by Skye Jun 30, 2013. 5 Replies

NBC News shows a doctor with a Dexcom CGM hooked up to an IPHONE!

Started by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna. Last reply by Julie ~Type 1 Pumper Jun 8, 2013. 5 Replies

NBC News shows

Started by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna Feb 17, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by jeff choochoo on January 2, 2011 at 7:35pm
I've been on the CGM from Medtronic for 6 months and love it.My new thrill is to tell I'm beginning to be low before the meter.But it's still great just in case I can't.
Comment by Heather-E on December 11, 2010 at 1:02pm

OK so my sensor (minimed) sent my pump a low BG alert but my meter BG is 10.4 which is about how high I would expect it to be less than 2 hours after eating.  Why would my sensor be so far out?!

Comment by Robert G on December 10, 2010 at 7:32pm

 I have a MM CMG  and I found a way to insert the sensor with minimal pain and blood.

When I go to change the sensor, I will use an ice cube to numb the area where i am going to insert the sensor. Then clean the area with a alcohol prep pad and before it has time to warm back up. i insert the sensor and leave it for the "soaking" period. I usually use my side because I ware a  belt and fasten my pump to it. About 70% of the time this works for no blood and little pain. 

try it out, it works for me

Comment by Greeniebyrd on December 10, 2010 at 2:04pm

For anyone that uses IV3000's I found that taking it off in the shower is the best answer for me. Wait until you're about to get out and pull it off gently. The heat from the water really loosens it up. I gently rub the residue off after I take it off letting the water hit the area. I rarely get irritation or red marks at the site anymore. I know how frustrating it is sometimes using the 3000's and I just wanted to share this info with everyone. Try it out. 

Comment by Natalie ._c- on November 26, 2010 at 9:46am
FINALLY did it -- a flawless, nonbloody insertion of sensor (I use MM), 2 hour wetting period, transmitter charging up appropriately, blinking appropriately after connection, and the correct number appearing after being asked to meter BG. This is the 4th or 5th sensor I've used, and I've had problems with them all until now. I got a good number this morning, too -- I'm curious to see whether this sensor will be more accurate than the others were. Yippee!
Comment by Cathy Ohlson on October 20, 2010 at 12:37pm
Thanks Gil and John~ I'm really excited, Gil. Next week we go to Children's for pump classes so that my grandson can finally start using his. He's getting the Revel and it has a cgm. I will tell my daughter about the error margins. And yes - safe is FAR better than sorry. John~indeed start the hounding process. Peace of mind means so much in life and constant worry can really strip you of that. I'll be cheering you on from PA!
Comment by Gil DePaula on October 19, 2010 at 6:56pm
It will definitely give you a lot of piece of mind at night. But just remember that there's a larger error margin than the strip meters. So calibrate it with a BG reading as often (or more) as suggested. But even if it alarms when it's not really that low, it's better safe than sorry.
Comment by John on October 19, 2010 at 4:11am
I do not have one, but I very badly need one, I've dodged a few too many bullets recently from my one touch ultra which I feel is becoming increasingly unreliable. I am about to begin the process of hounding Kaiser (nor cal) to get me one of these, wheater if its from the dex or the medtronic. Its the best thing I feel there is to help lower my insanity and paranoia over the basic test strip/meter methods.
Comment by Cathy Ohlson on August 4, 2010 at 10:56am
I do not wear a cgm nor am I diabetic, but am interested in information/advice about this device. My 2 year old grandson was diagnosed 8 months ago with Type 1 at 21 months. Just last night he was taken to the hospital for a low that turned out to be due to a stomach bug. It has brought us to the question, once again, of considering a cgm with alarm for nightime lows. My daughter and son-in-law both work full-time and the lack of peace of mind at night is driving us all crazy. I have read in other forums about the peace it is has brought parents. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone whose young child (2/3) wears a cgm, the type they are using and how its use is impacting their lives. Lack of sleep and worry is making everyone's nerves wear thin. Thanks!
Comment by Kelly WPA on June 16, 2010 at 8:35am
Good luck GSnapp! I got my Dex about 8 weeks ago and prior to that, I had a Navigator. I think it will make a huge difference for you. I saw you also ordered an Animas pump. My Ping is supposed to come today and I am anxious to get started on that also.

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