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Tylenol & CGM

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Aug 25, 2013. 13 Replies

My son is having surgery next week and will be given hydrocodone for pain relief. I know acetaminophen is contraindicated for the CGM and can make the CGM readings inaccurate. Any idea for how long…Continue

Tags: surgery, acetaminophen, cgm, 1, type

Weight training & bg

Started this discussion. Last reply by AustinMom Sep 5, 2012. 6 Replies

My son will be participating in a training program consisting of weight & agility training with his high school basketball team. To get to the gym after school, they'll run (a little over a mile…Continue

Tags: running, weights, Exercise

New Dexcom CGM arrived - tips?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jrtpup Aug 24, 2012. 34 Replies

My son's Dexcom 7+ arrived, but we can't get in for training for several weeks. I'm not sure we're going to wait that long before getting started. We've read the manual, watched the tutorial, watched…Continue

Tags: 1, type, dexcom, Cmg

Good 2 hour numbers, high 1 hour numbers - change anything?

Started this discussion. Last reply by YogaO Jul 16, 2012. 17 Replies

A few times this week, we've had reason to test my son at the one hour point - this is not our usual routine. He's been between 200-250 at the one hour point, then around 140 at 2 hours and back to…Continue


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meee replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"He could get oxycodone instead... I have that for my more severe pain, have chronic pain. I hardly ever take it, it has no tylenol and it makes me nauseous, all those drugs cause nauseau for me but the ones without tylenol are worse for me. I think…"
Aug 25, 2013
Stephen Gilbert replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"Dexcom sensors don't much like acetaminophens :)"
Aug 25, 2013
Clare replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"I have used vicofen which is codeine and ibuprofen. I'm not sure exactly how inaccurate Tylenol makes the sensors. I believe it is as individual as the person wearing it. So how I react to Tylenol and how your son reacts will be completely…"
Aug 25, 2013
signlady replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"I am on a Dexcom 7 and I get the ??? on mine. It takes about 4-6 hours for mine to clear. Ask your Dr. if there if any thing else that can be used because during that time a quick glance at a CGM is a lot of assurance of blood sugars. :)"
Aug 25, 2013
Jodi replied to AustinMom's discussion 'C Peptide - interpreting results'
"I am type 1 and I still have my own insulin after 2 years (antibody / c-peptide confirmed). My endo says we caught it early and so the insulin I take now just helps my body with the struggle to process glucose, since I can process it somewhat on my…"
Jun 12, 2013
jrtpup replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"Oy, thanks AR - can you tell I'm tired? Substitute ibuprophen in the above ;)"
Feb 9, 2013
acidrock23 replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"acetominophen is tylenol, just generic..."
Feb 9, 2013
jrtpup replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"My dentist gave me Vicophen (with acetaminophen instead of tylenol)."
Feb 9, 2013
AustinMom replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"Thanks for the information. I didn't know there was a version of hydrocodone with ibuprofen instead of acetaminophen - I'll ask the surgeon about it. That might be the best solution for him. If he needs tylenol, I'll give it to him…"
Feb 9, 2013
rick (aka: #blankieboy) replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"I have a metronomic CGM and use Hydrocodone every day. It is not a big issue. However, sometimes the cgm will run 10 - 15 points off (high or low) given that the CGM is not much more accurate without the hydrocodone. I suggest trying it, and I am…"
Feb 9, 2013
sh4dowdrifter replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"I would recommend talking to his doctor and seeing if he can be given something without tylenol or ibuprofen as there are pain medications that do not have either and that work better. I have to use a lot of pain meds due to my pain issues and…"
Feb 9, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"Tylenol (acetaminophen) can mess with the chemistry of the sensor of CGMs (and even meters), so it would be preferable to either take an alternative NSAID or give up the CGM for a while. Acetaminophen has a half life of just a fraction of the day,…"
Feb 9, 2013
Mocha replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"I've taken NyQuil while using the Seven+ a few times, and it contains acetaminophen. For me, the CGM said that I shot up to 400+ mg/dL for a few hours and then I "dropped" like a brick back to where I started. I was paranoid the first…"
Feb 9, 2013
acidrock23 replied to AustinMom's discussion 'Tylenol & CGM'
"I think you can get ibuprofen codeine or vicodin. I don't recall noticing a huge problem w/ the Medtronic sensors and Tylenol #3 a few times I've had it rx'ed."
Feb 9, 2013
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Tylenol & CGM

My son is having surgery next week and will be given hydrocodone for pain relief. I know acetaminophen is contraindicated for the CGM and can make the CGM readings inaccurate. Any idea for how long the readings would be inaccurate after stopping the meds? How inaccurate are we talking about? If it still gives me good trends, I can live with some inaccuracy - we don't dose off the CGM readings anyway. I would, though, like to be able to use the CGM as a rough monitor and avoid some finger sticks…See More
Feb 9, 2013

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At 3:02pm on June 6, 2012, Chuckles said…

Found my answer. Thanks anyway. Chuck

At 11:01am on July 27, 2011, bikette said…
Last one - promise. Hubby tells me those bags were about $300 apiece. oops.
At 10:57am on July 27, 2011, bikette said…
p.s. I also wanted to warn you about one other thing - the cruise people handled our baggage for most of the land trip and I'm sure they will take care of yours as well, but the 'handlers' were very hard on our poor innocent baggage! We went out with 2 new pieces of "good" luggage (each cost us over $100 on sale) and came back with everything broken somewhere. We were able to salvage one bag and repair another but both of the new pieces were pretty badly mangled - and we did have two full weeks of travelling overland. Just thought I'd let you know in case you're new at this. We were and it kind of surprised us how badly everyone treated our bags, but you've probably done lotsa travelling before?
At 10:53am on July 27, 2011, bikette said…
Thought maybe I'd reply to your post over here instead of (further) gumming up bsc's thread. But I had to tell you that flight over Denali is phenomenal! I put a few of the 200 pictures I took during our 1 hour flight up on my page (all the ones from above...duh) but it was truly the highlight of our land trip. That & the animals in the national park. We weren't going to $pend the outrageous fee for the flight & couldn't go on the one that landed on the glacier as my hubby was too heavy at the time, but as you can see by my pictures, we had an absolutely PERFECT day. People at the park were saying they only get 1 or 2 days like that every year when one can see the very top of Mt McKinley & we just lucked out. It rained for the cruise part down the coast the last (3rd) week but we were happy in our little cabin with the verandah. That (verandah) was 'splurging' too but it was money well spent since we were pretty tuckered after our 2 weeks of travel through the Yukon & northern Alaska. The ship was a welcome respite! The only part that annoyed me was having to bring a 'good' dress for one night on the ship. I coulda used the room that I took up with that dress 'n shoes 'n purse 'n hose etc! Casual was the dress everywhere else we went! And we were the only Canadians in our busload, so we sure stood out in our shorts & t-shirts. All the folks from Florida & S.Texas were decked out in their parkas & mitts! And those were the 70 degree days! Don't know why they thought it was so cold - maybe first thing in the morning, but the rest of the day was definitely shorts 'n T's weather - especially in Denali! The south coast was a bit soggy & cooler but it was also September by then. If you would like to see some more of my pictures taken from the airplane, please feel free to email me at Pls put your name in the subject line as your first email to me will end up in the spam box and I'll need to 'fish you out' :-) I'm excited for you!
At 6:51am on July 1, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Mom, you might want to join our Group for those who use the Ping

I'm sure your son will enjoy the flexibility that a pump will bring. May I suggest lots of logging (I know, a pain) in the first few weeks. I only know a very few ppl who've gone back to shots after pumping. good luck, and keep in touch, we're here to help!
At 9:46pm on February 17, 2011, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 2:01pm on February 17, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 1:39pm on February 17, 2011, Marie B said…
hi there and welcome to TuDiabetes! Here is a page with lots of links useful to new members:



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