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Glucometer Readings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jun 18, 2012. 8 Replies

I have recently started on my Medtronic 723 pump. It came with the One Touch Ultra Link Glucometer. I had previously been using theFreestyle Freedom Lite. I have been checking periodically the…Continue

 

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OneTouch UltraLink

I have an UltraLink meter that I received with my MM 723 pump and CareLink. The meter works perfectly with uploading the BG readings to my pump and consequently to the CareLink software.What I am trying to do is also dowload the readings from the UltraLink to the OneTouch software. I recently purchased the cable and have downloaded the drivers. I cannot get the One Touch Software to download the meter data. It doesn't recognize the meter.Has anyone been successful in doing this or does the One…See More
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Jun 25, 2012
Jerry replied to Gary L's discussion 'Glucometer Readings'
"Well, it depnds what your reading is; in other words 30 points lower than what?The home meters are required to be accurate only to 20%, so it is probably within that tolerance."
Jun 18, 2012
Holger Schmeken replied to Gary L's discussion 'Glucometer Readings'
"I found a better meter by comparing different devices with a calibrated lab device. The differences between the 5 devices were often significant and it seems that our individual blood chemistry is also responsible for this - and this in addition to…"
Jun 18, 2012
Kim replied to Gary L's discussion 'Glucometer Readings'
"I use the One Touch Ultra Link and do a comparison check each time I have blood drawn. It is always within a few points."
Jun 18, 2012
MM replied to Gary L's discussion 'Glucometer Readings'
"I also recently switched from Freestyle lite to One Touch, and started using the Link meter w/MM 523. I liked Freestyle, but changed due to insurance. I compared FS to One Touch and found them comparable (within 5-10 pts) when under 150, but larger…"
Jun 17, 2012
Clare replied to Gary L's discussion 'Glucometer Readings'
"the shame is my insurance company has gotten in to bed with Abbott so I am forced to use the Freestyle meter against my best judgement. It totally sucks."
Jun 17, 2012
JohnG replied to Gary L's discussion 'Glucometer Readings'
"The best thing you can do is park the Freestyle in a drawer and forget about it...JMHO FYI...I would check the new meter when my next blood sample is drawn at the lab or have your Doc order a meter test/check , you need to know how close it is to…"
Jun 17, 2012
Zoe replied to Gary L's discussion 'Glucometer Readings'
"My suggestion? Pick a meter and stick with it; don't keep comparing it to another one or you'll drive yourself nuts. Bottom line is you will adjust your bolus and basal rates based on that meter and they will be correct based on the…"
Jun 17, 2012
Clare replied to Gary L's discussion 'Glucometer Readings'
"That's very strange, I have been using the One Touch 2 and was forced by insurance company to start using the FreeStyle lite I find the One Touch is consistently lower than the Freestyle by about 30 points, so I have no idea"
Jun 17, 2012
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Glucometer Readings

I have recently started on my Medtronic 723 pump. It came with the One Touch Ultra Link Glucometer. I had previously been using theFreestyle Freedom Lite. I have been checking periodically the readings from both machines from the same blood stick and note that Freestyle is consistently about 30 points lower.Has anyone had this type of experience or has any idea what might be happening here. I need to adjust my bolus and basal rates and am concerned I will either over dose or under dose.See More
Jun 17, 2012
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"Kyla, I wear a Medtronic 723 wiyh Quickset infusion sets and Novolog insulin. I am a type 2 and was diagnosed about 7 years ago. I progressed from diet to pills to insulin injections. I wish I had started with the pump years ago. It is much more…"
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July 1, 2004
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5.9
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At 4:20pm on June 14, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Gary....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
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At 10:55am on June 14, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
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At 1:12am on June 14, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 5:55pm on June 13, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

GREAT A1C. Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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