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Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?

Started this discussion. Last reply by SS Apr 19. 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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bort269 replied to Gail's discussion 'Bionic pancreas ....' in the group Dexcom Users
"TuDiabetes did a Live Interview with this team, where they answered many questions about this: http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/tudiabetes-live-interview-with-the-creators-of-the-bionic Anytime I have a bad diabetes day, I just keep telling myself…"
Jun 17
bort269 replied to Adrien's discussion 'Restarting the dexcom sensor - what you should know' in the group Dexcom Users
"That is super interesting to know Adrien, thanks! I guess it doesn't hurt that I calibrate 8-10 times a day, then! (I basically calibrate every time I test) I tried calibrating 2-3 times/day for the first couple months, and after that I just…"
Jun 8
bort269 replied to SEM2REM's discussion 'Best Sensor Insertion Spots for a Lean, Active Kid' in the group Dexcom Users
"I am lean (but all grown up) and I only use one spot, but it has worked great for me (2-3 weeks every time): Just above my belly button to one side, then I switch to the opposite side. If you look down at your belly button, and imagine it is the…"
Jun 5
bort269 commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"The only time my G4 fails is after a hot shower (it never has any issues swimming in the pool or hot tub) so now I always shower with one arm horizontally above my G4 whenever the water stream would hit it. The water simply redirects around the G4…"
May 16
bort269 commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I have to agree... although every time I see the old Seven+ image it makes me feel good about how far technology has come in such little time: "
May 16
bort269 replied to Fabian's discussion 'Here is a fix to run Dexcom Studio with Windows 8' in the group Dexcom Users
May 3
bort269 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"I have noticed that the white piece totally wiggles recently!"
Apr 28
bort269 commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"I never had air bubble issues (been using MMT-326 A reservoirs for over a year) but I have recently. I called Medtronic and indeed they told me to leave my insulin at room temp. I've done that, but still notice inch-long air bubbles... even…"
Apr 28
bort269 replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'A Little Unscientific G4 Research' in the group Dexcom Users
"It's strange, I was getting the same issues after ~10 days on my 1st 2 new sensors (and new receiver) but this most recent one has lasted 3 weeks with no issues! I am super protective of it in the shower, however, because that is always what…"
Apr 28
bort269 replied to Graeme's discussion 'Mio Infusion Set' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The only thing I have noticed with my Mios recently (after using them for 13 months) is that lately when I insert them (push in both non-ribbed ends) often only one side will unlock. I have to cock it back and try again. This never used to happen to…"
Apr 24
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…"
Apr 19
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…"
Apr 18
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."
Apr 18
bort269 replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'A Little Unscientific G4 Research' in the group Dexcom Users
Apr 18
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!"
Apr 18
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…"
Apr 18

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Learn different ways to better manage my diabetes, and share my experiences if it can help others.
Date diagnosed
January 10, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2, 4/7/14; 6.4, 11/27/13; 6.2, 7/31/13; 6.9, 5/1/13
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
523 Revel with G4 CGM
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Tell us more about you (optional)
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.
BEST WISHES BORT!!
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At 12:36am on March 22, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" 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 the "Blogabetic" 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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