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Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawnmarie on Saturday. 9 Replies

I know it is normal do have higher BGs when sick, but is it expected for glucometers to be less accurate when under medication or sick?I've been using the Contour Next Link glucometer and my Dexcom…Continue

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Shawnmarie replied to bort269's discussion 'Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?'
"Good point. I do tend to not think about the battery until it's pretty far gone. Guess I'll have to start paying better attention."
Saturday
Brian (bsc) replied to bort269's discussion 'Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?'
"One thing I have observed is that it is important to maintain a good charge in the unit. When the battery get's low, it may give bad readings just like other meters. Since it is rechargeable and has a smaller battery this is a more constant…"
Saturday
Elizabeth replied to bort269's discussion 'Results from same sensor & transmitter, but 2 different receivers (with different revision numbers)' in the group Dexcom Users
"This is interesting! Even if they read at different times, I could understand a receiver missing one reading because it read at a different time, but two is unlikely. I'll be really interested to see whether the older receiver takes readings…"
Friday
Shawnmarie replied to bort269's discussion 'Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?'
"I've had some crazy results with the Verio and, even though it apparently tested relatively well regarding hematocrit, I think my iron levels do affect it. When I consistently take my iron supplement, it seems to provide more consistent…"
Friday
JohnG replied to bort269's discussion 'Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?'
"I will have to give the Verio a try, my insurance company pays a bonus if I use LifeScan product."
Friday
bort269 replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'A Little Unscientific G4 Research' in the group Dexcom Users
Friday
nevada replied to bort269's discussion 'Results from same sensor & transmitter, but 2 different receivers (with different revision numbers)' in the group Dexcom Users
"Thanks Clare!"
Friday
Clare replied to bort269's discussion 'Results from same sensor & transmitter, but 2 different receivers (with different revision numbers)' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hey Nevada, I have 2 receivers because insurance covered the second receiver after a year. They're only warrantied for 1 year. I plugged my receiver in to my computer one day and got a message about the USB failing to connect properly and the…"
Friday
nevada replied to bort269's discussion 'Results from same sensor & transmitter, but 2 different receivers (with different revision numbers)' in the group Dexcom Users
"Just curious....How and why do you have 2 G4 receivers? I can see the benefit with a child - 1 with the parent and 1 with the child. Does your insurance pay for a new one every so often - or did you purchase an extra one? Aren't they warranted…"
Friday
Brian (bsc) replied to bort269's discussion 'Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?'
"The new OneTouch Verio is (relatively) stable against hematocrit. A recent paper looked at how newer meters are able to adjust against hematocrit variations. Even the best may still have as much as a +/- 10% variation."
Friday
JohnG replied to bort269's discussion 'Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?'
"Oops...my CGM (SG) would also overstate my BG."
Friday
JohnG replied to bort269's discussion 'Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?'
"If you are anemic (low HEMATOCRIT ) under 40% you can have trouble with some meters. I had trouble with the True Blue strips and was forced to switch to a Bayer meter after finding that my One-touch was consistently over stating my BG by +50mg/dL…"
Friday
Brian (bsc) replied to bort269's discussion 'Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?'
"I have to tell you, right now meters are approved for sale by the FDA if they can be accurate +/- 20%. There is no aftermarket monitoring program, so some results may be even less accurate. I have also found variations due to contamination and…"
Friday
Scott A replied to bort269's discussion 'Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?'
"I'd try a 2nd meter if you have doubts. The CGM should be estimating/basing its numbers off your meter inputs. My experience with the Dexcom is that it's output tends to be low, and if the meter you use isn't precise (too much…"
Friday
Clare replied to bort269's discussion 'Results from same sensor & transmitter, but 2 different receivers (with different revision numbers)' in the group Dexcom Users
"You can find out exactly when the dexcom receiver gets the reading on the xml report. Go to the studio software. Under the patients tab click on your name, then export data. It will ask you for the date range you want to export. It exports it to…"
Thursday
bort269 added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
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Results from same sensor & transmitter, but 2 different receivers (with different revision numbers)

I had mentioned in another thread that my theory for why some of us were seeing new sensors not last as long as before had to do not with the sensors themselves, but with the receivers (that have had their software updated):…See More
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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January 10, 2012
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Initially diagnosed as Type 2 in August 2010 and put on medication, I was finally diagnosed as Type 1 earlier in 2012 and have been on insulin since.
I hadn't heard of TuDiabetes until I gave a talk at the recent Diabetes Innovation 2012 summit where I got to meet Manny Hernandez and enjoy his amazing keynote presentation.

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At 11:20am on March 22, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
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At 12:36am on March 22, 2014, rick phillips said…

Bort, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 12:19am on March 22, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, bort2669. I wish for you a most wonderful day and many,many more. ENJOY!!!

At 4:27pm on June 15, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER BORT!!

At 6:05pm on June 10, 2013, rick phillips said…

Bort, Congratulations on being named featured member of the week.

At 7:55am on March 22, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BORT!!
Best Wishes NOW...and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 7:04am on March 22, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,bort269. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:33pm on October 1, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!! Please enjoy it here with us!!!
here'a a link to get u on ur way with us http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
to comment back to us just hit the "comment Back" bar under our comments

At 11:02am on September 30, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home bort....
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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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Young Adults with Diabetes".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 6:32am on September 30, 2012, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
 
 
 

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