Hi everyone,I'm type 1 and not very experienced. I'm hoping to get some help identifying a good, accurate, user friendly meter and (possibly painless) please. I realise there are many threads going…Continue
"Emily, thank you very much for organizing, and also asking my questions. The session was extremely informative and I did learn a lot.
As for the format, I do agree with jrtpup and cat, that it did not feel very personal. But overall, for this…"
"Since no CGMs can be used independently (without finger prick calibration) and for insulin dosing, would a future device be completely independent of finger pricks? Would it still use interstitial fluid and then special algorithm to adjust the…"
This event has already occurred, but you can still see the recording here.JOHN MASTROTOTAROVice President of Research and DevelopmentJohn J. Mastrototaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research, Technology and Business Development at Medtronic Diabetes. Prior to this position, he was Vice President of Global Clinical, Scientific & Health…See More
"The CGM is sort of like a "babysitter" in that if you make your BG smoother, it works better, creating sort of a self-perpetuating loop for me where I'm like "oh, should I go to 5 Guys with the coworkers or eat 1/2 a peanut…"
"I really like my freestyle meter especially with the no coding. Haven't tried a CGM yet but I really want to get one just to see if it will help me get better control. I think you have to choose a meter that is right for YOU. They are all…"
"Dear all who have replied, thank you very much for your rapid and extremely helpful response! This will really help me learn what to expect with and without a CGM and how to best manage by blood sugar. I greatly appreciate it.
If anyone else has any…"
"Hi BCH, welcome to TU. I like to think of a CGM as an additional tool as it does not replace fingersticks. My CGM allows me to often catch highs and lows much earlier than when I would "feel" them, but it is certainly not a perfect…"
"As stated above, a CGM is not a meter and finger pricks are still required when on a CGM. I just retired my CGM bit had used one for 4 years. Here are my answers
:- How do I know when would be best to calibrate my sensor to not botch all my future…"
"I like my CGM and I depend on it esp at night. I used to test 6 or 7 times a day with my finger stick meter but now 3 or 4 with my cgm. I find it works well most of the time. I never depend on it though if there is a question, I always check with a…"
"A CGM is not a meter, and it's not a substitute for a meter; you still need to prick your finger and test your blood sugar. I don't use a CGM but from what I understand their most valuable asset is to show trends - when your blood sugar is…"
Hi everyone,I'm type 1 and not very experienced. I'm hoping to get some help identifying a good, accurate, user friendly meter and (possibly painless) please. I realise there are many threads going on and I have read up on many of them and many different meters also. But to pick out an ideal glucose meter, I'm hoping to draw from other people's opinions and user's experience. Any input from your personal experience would be greatly appreciated!!I lead an active lifestyle, spending most of my…See More
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