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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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etta amy replied to bort269's discussion 'Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I discovered it the other day. I think it's a fantastic concept, and immediately donated some $$ to the cause."
Sep 26
dishers replied to bort269's discussion 'Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I could not upload to diasend prior to the update since then I can. I registered as international I am in Canada. Then I open up uploader plug my cable inn then my receiver and it uploads I quit then sign I. And all my data is there"
Sep 2
Dondi replied to bort269's discussion 'Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have a Mac and have never been able to connect either Dexcom Platinum or Omnipod. It is so hard to upload and decipher data I have all but given up.Myabe there is hope wish someone could add a link to find out more."
Sep 2
Belinda replied to bort269's discussion 'Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I bought a USB cable that fit the OmniPod. The Dexcom uses a diasend uploader app. With the OmniPod, I have to login to the website, click upload & select the OmniPod drive, then the file (you only see one file)."
Sep 2
dishers replied to bort269's discussion 'Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"my Omnipod does not seem to want to upload to disend. what cable are you using for it? i have no problems uploading my dexcom from windows or a mac"
Sep 2
dishers replied to bort269's discussion 'Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I use disend on a mac. I can upload all of my Dexcome G4 data on there. using Maveriicks"
Sep 2
PierreV replied to bort269's discussion 'Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Just have a look at their website. Very nice people with very nice goals. I also did receive the mail, after I subscribed to their announcement list (either here or on myglu - don't remember). The Dexcom announcement came a while ago, in the…"
Sep 2
Bambi replied to bort269's discussion 'Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"My husband has been down loading mine since I started my CGM six months ago. I can not say enough for the great support the people of Dexcom and my insurance company that have have individuals versed in these units they do lead they way in training.…"
Sep 2
Belinda replied to bort269's discussion 'Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?' in the group Dexcom Users
"I upload my OmniPod & Dexcom data to Diasend. It's easy!"
Sep 2
bort269 added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
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Anyone heard of Tidepool+Dexcom?

I just got this email (although I don't know why!), but I have never heard of Tidepool. I do know that it's been a pain to upload my G4 data (still can't do it on a Mac) so hopefully this is good news:It’s official! Dexcom and Tidepool have entered into an agreement that will allow all applications built on the Tidepool Platform to connect to the Dexcom G4 receiver.What does this mean for Dexcom users? A lot:Tidepool’s Universal Device uploader is Mac and PC compatible, so you’ll be able upload…See More
Sep 2
bort269 commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"This is what I use (make sure to trim the edges so that they are round) super cheap Hypafix tape with liquid skinTac:…"
Aug 29
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Aug 29
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

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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)
6.3, 8/28/14; 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
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://fold.it/portal/info/science
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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