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Ideal Glucose Meter

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims Nov 24, 2012. 8 Replies

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

 

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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
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jims replied to bch's discussion 'Ideal Glucose Meter'
"neat! interesting comments and info. thanks for sharing acidrock23"
Nov 24, 2012
acidrock23 replied to bch's discussion 'Ideal Glucose Meter'
"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…"
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elizabeth.redman178 replied to bch's discussion 'Ideal Glucose Meter'
"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…"
Nov 21, 2012
bch replied to bch's discussion 'Ideal Glucose Meter'
"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…"
Nov 21, 2012
Capin101 replied to bch's discussion 'Ideal Glucose Meter'
"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…"
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Spock replied to bch's discussion 'Ideal Glucose Meter'
"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…"
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Timothy replied to bch's discussion 'Ideal Glucose Meter'
"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…"
Nov 16, 2012
Zoe replied to bch's discussion 'Ideal Glucose Meter'
"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…"
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Ideal Glucose Meter

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
Nov 15, 2012

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