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Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Goffe Mar 27, 2012. 14 Replies

Im getting a CGM and i'd like to know if it will reduce the amount of times i check my blood sugars per day. I'm currently taking about 10 readings per day.Continue

Tags: meter, tests, glucose, blood, readings

Thriving with type one diabetes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Jorgensen Mar 11, 2012. 25 Replies

Im looking for people thriving with type 1 diabetes. I seem to have good weeks and bad weeks, i used to do better than i do now and i know that i can do better, in fact i know that i can do great.…Continue

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Tom Goffe replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"With my new MM Revel CGM I still test before & after meals and before bedtime. With the CGM I find the rate of change and low BG warnings to be most useful. With hypoglycemia unawareness I'd often be <50 mg/dl before I ever had symptoms…"
Mar 27, 2012
T1Forever replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"I test at least 8 times per day--more if my BG is higher. Amount I test has not really changed. It is the warning I love and hate, especially overnight. When I hit a rough patch, I feel like I get alerted a lot at night and do not sleep well. Been a…"
Mar 26, 2012
T1Forever replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"Mine lasted over 2 years and still charges up for a backup."
Mar 26, 2012
Korrie replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"Using DexCom. I test on average about 6 to 8 times a day, as few as 2 or 3 and as many as 12 to 15. I find it depends on becoming comfortable with how your sensor works with you - for me, the first 2 days I do not trust the Dex as much, days 3 to 7…"
Mar 25, 2012
Strings replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"I am using a medtronic minilink.  Heads up though - the battery in the transmitter only last 6-12 months, 18 if you are lucky.  Not sure of the other devices."
Mar 25, 2012
JohnG replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"I test on average, 8 times each day some days could be little as 6 or as high as 15 if I'm having a bad day."
Mar 25, 2012
Molly replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"I had a 2week trial with a Dexicom 7+. I loved it. It helped me so much with trends. I did have to check my BG just as much while the sensor was getting calibrated. My first sensor took about 24 hours to get to where I trusted it's accuracy.…"
Mar 25, 2012
Karen replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"When I was on the MM CGMS I tested the same if not more, at least 10 times, unless I was flatlining then I tested more because I did not believe the CGMS. :) I also has to test more for calibrations."
Mar 25, 2012
acidrock23 replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"I have a MM CGM and still test 12-15 times/ day. I'm on vacation but have a "chart" that, to me, shows that to be reasonable although BCBS sends a menacing letter every year. I'd love to hire an attorney to staple my chart to…"
Mar 25, 2012
NorCal T1 replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"7 times a day, unless I feel a low coming on or am afraid of a high. My poor finger tips are getting worn out and it hasn't been 5 months yet. Oh my!"
Mar 25, 2012
Ian Jorgensen replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"thats a big step down, what CGM are you using? Im pretty excited im gettting one :)"
Mar 25, 2012
Ian Jorgensen replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"good to know, do you mind telling me what CGM you have?"
Mar 25, 2012
Jennifer replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"It depends. I didn't get the CGM to test less - just to warm me more and see trends I was missing with the BG checks. It does not replace finger sticks - meaning - do not bolus or treat off of the CGM. I still stick for each meal and before…"
Mar 25, 2012
Strings replied to Ian Jorgensen's discussion 'Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?'
"I was testing 8 times per day before the CGM but now it's more like 4. CGM is no substitute for a prick though;).  It's off a lot of the time.  Glad to hear you ate getting one!"
Mar 25, 2012
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Have a CGM? How many times do you test you blood sugar per day?

Im getting a CGM and i'd like to know if it will reduce the amount of times i check my blood sugars per day. I'm currently taking about 10 readings per day.See More
Mar 25, 2012

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At 2:59am on March 11, 2012, Holger Schmeken said…

Thanks Ian, you are welcome. I just visited your twitter account and learned that you are in IT too. Are you just by coincidence developing Apps for the iPhone?

At 8:50pm on March 9, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Ian...
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".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 7:23am on March 9, 2012, Holger Schmeken said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes, Ian!

At 1:52pm on March 8, 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 1:35pm on March 8, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Ian, welcome! here's a group you might enjoy
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/geekswithdiabetes

At 1:15pm on March 8, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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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