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Meter vs CGM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Jan 17, 2014. 14 Replies

I was put on a CGM yesterday by my CDE that will last for 7 days so that they can have more information on my blood sugars than what the snap shots of my pump tell them. Now that I've had it for 24…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by cjmnews Dec 30, 2013. 5 Replies

Hello all! I'm very frustrated with my current PCP and insurance provider. Have any of you had an experience like this? What did you do? (Sorry if this post is long and boring!)I recently switch…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Cosumne Jan Apr 15, 2013. 16 Replies

Does anyone know how soon/long after diagnosis of Type 1 can complications develop? Also, are there certain complications that usually develop first or is it kind of like anything goes?I've had Type…Continue

Questions, Questions, Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Capin101 Feb 6, 2013. 4 Replies

I am starting to work hard at getting back on track after a long case of diabetes burnout coupled with diabulimia. It's definitely not easy... I had an appointment with my CDE this morning, so with…Continue


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Diabetes to Go replied to lizard's discussion 'It happened!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congratulations! When I had my baby a little over a year ago my diabetes nurse would say something at each appointment that really helped me put everything into perspective: "It's just a drop in the bucket". This helped me to put the…"
Mar 30, 2014
sweeterthanhoney replied to lizard's discussion 'It happened!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Don't focus on past highs because you can't do anything about them. Instead focus on preventing highs in the future. As several people have mentioned, overall control is of outmost importance (although you can get "nice" A1C…"
Feb 26, 2014
Teo replied to lizard's discussion 'It happened!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi there, I am in absolutely the same boat like you! I found out last Friday and was very happy but very, very worried as well, because just a week before that, I had a flu and a whole week of high blood sugars, related to this! Since I found out,…"
Feb 25, 2014
Alex replied to lizard's discussion 'It happened!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congratulations! And yes, those highs in early pregnancy are very common. I'm 11 weeks now, and tend to run low at this point, but for the first month I bounced around a lot. MY BG didn't seem to run high or low then, it was just weird and…"
Feb 25, 2014
Maismommy replied to lizard's discussion 'It happened!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"In my experience the way that I knew I was pregnant 5 times was very high blood sugars during the two week wait and then they didnt drop the day before my period was due. 6.5 is brilliant. Dont worry too much about the odd high and just concentrate…"
Feb 24, 2014
lizard added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

It happened!

Hi guys! I got the positive test over the weekend and I'm a bundle of excited but immediately I was SO nervous. I was more nervous about making sure my blood sugar is where it's supposed to be. My last A1C that I got done about a month ago was 6.5, so that's great, but I know before I found out I definitely had high blood sugars and since finding out, I've had one blood sugar in the 190s and a few around 150. I've been checking a lot and correcting as soon as I see a high number, but I'm still…See More
Feb 24, 2014
Terry replied to lizard's discussion 'Meter vs CGM'
"cjmnews - I'm sorry your experience with the Dex CGM was so poor. I had a much better time with it as you can read above. The CGM technology will certainly improve as time goes by. Until there's a cure, I know I'll always want to wear…"
Jan 17, 2014
Terry replied to lizard's discussion 'Meter vs CGM'
"The CGM you're wearing is Dexcom's 7+ system. I used that system for three years. The Dexcom G4 system is the latest. The G4 is more accurate than the 7+ and has greater range, that is the signal can transmit greater distances from you to…"
Jan 17, 2014
cjmnews replied to lizard's discussion 'Meter vs CGM'
"My experience with the previous generation of Dexcom was that trend data was awesome, but the accuracy is not all that great. CGM: 400, Meter: 200 (1.5 hours after a meal) CGM: 50, Meter: 115 (3 hours after a meal) CGM: 225, Meter: 120 etc. After…"
Jan 17, 2014
lizard replied to lizard's discussion 'Meter vs CGM'
"It's really interesting getting feedback from everyone about CGMs. I'm brand new to it and I didn't have time to research it at all, so I was basing my knowledge off of what the CDE told me in a quick 10 minute run down. I have this…"
Jan 17, 2014
Terry replied to lizard's discussion 'Meter vs CGM'
"CGM technology is not perfect but after the first day or two, it correlates much better with fingerstick BGs than you've experienced. As Sarah said, don't calibrate when the CGM indicates rising or falling with its arrows. And as Brian…"
Jan 17, 2014
Sarah replied to lizard's discussion 'Meter vs CGM'
"you're welcome! that's great. i love my Dexcom...would do this over the pump, if i had to make a choice. it will start to get more accurate. good luck!"
Jan 17, 2014
lizard replied to lizard's discussion 'Meter vs CGM'
"Thank you for your help! Now that I've entered in that last blood sugar, it seems to be accurate to where I'm at right now. I really liked how I could see what was going on, so I was thinking about getting one permanently, but after seeing…"
Jan 17, 2014
Sarah replied to lizard's discussion 'Meter vs CGM'
"OK. Well, like I said it does take a few days. My Dexcom really is accurate, just a few points off most of the time. But when I change my sensor it can take a while to get stabilized. Also, sure you know, but please don't dose from the CGM,…"
Jan 17, 2014
lizard replied to lizard's discussion 'Meter vs CGM'
"It's a Dexcom. I started seeing results after a couple hours. Sometimes it's accurate, but like just now it told me I was 39 and I check on my meter and it was 94. I entered the 94 into the Dexcom, only because it doesn't make sense…"
Jan 17, 2014
Sarah replied to lizard's discussion 'Meter vs CGM'
"Which CGM? Typically, when it's a trial CGM it's blind and we're unable to see results. Did you get a trial Dexcom? If so, when starting out on any CGM it takes a few days for it to work. I had a trial Medtronic CGM but couldn't…"
Jan 17, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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October 15, 2006
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Looking Back, Moving Forward

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 8:36am 4 Comments

With the new year comes new beginnings, new resolutions, and the idea of having a fresh new start. It has many people thinking forward about how they want to pursue the year and set goals for themselves in hopes of achieving them. Many people this time of year are optimistic about turning things around and bettering themselves.

I, on the other hand, am finding myself missing the darkest days of my diabetes life.

Approximately one year ago, I was on the road to being married. I…


I'm Nervous

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 2:50pm 9 Comments

I've decided that blogging again might make my road to recovery a little easier. It provides me with an outlet to express my thoughts, so I started a brand new blog.

Today, I decided to go public with my battle because I think it's important that other diabetics going through the same battle as me know that they aren't alone, and I also think it's important for our supporters to know the real sides to the beets.

I want to test it out on tu because I feel safe here. If it goes…


So Here I Am..

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 10:58am 3 Comments

I'm not sure what to do. This is all consuming and I'm afraid my family might be able to tell I'm having a problem. Although, I'm sure they won't say anything about it maybe out of fear, maybe out of ignorance of the disease(s), maybe out of annoyance of me being upset by diabetes. I'm most afraid to tell my fiance. I remember one night I was upset and I diliberately skipped some insulin. I was in a really somber mood when he got home from work and he asked what was wrong. I just told him…


I'm Terrified

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 7:02pm 8 Comments

For as long as I can remember, I've been preoccupied with my weight and body. I've always been obsessed with looking perfect. In middle school I remember trying to squeeze myself into pants that were a size too small and putting on a bulky sweatshirt so no one could tell they didn't fit. In high school it was all about trying to be the pretty, popular girl by spending hours in front of the mirror attempting to make myself beautiful. I always cared more about what I looked like over anything…


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At 12:14pm on December 21, 2012, Shahenda said…

Soo ?? How've u been doing .. I hope hope u're feeling better now !
I haven't been able to fully lower my BG levels soI figured that if u were trying to.. u'dalready be stressed out by now .. so don't be cuz it takes time to be back to normal :)

At 1:28pm on December 15, 2012, Linda G said…

You're a featured member! CONGRATULATIONS lizard!!

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At 2:00pm on September 17, 2011, Jeffrey said…
I do know the feeling of being stressed all the time as well but I do know that I have family and my "TuD Family" for support and survival.
At 12:26pm on September 14, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Lizard, I completely understand how stress can cause us to overreact to things. I'm doing the same thing since my husband lost his job in June. I have a good friend who is in the careers industry(Meg Guiseppi), and she blogs and writes for this website, which has tons of tips and resources for job hunter
At 4:48pm on July 26, 2011, Walter "Tommy" Little said…
At 6:42pm on July 12, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 4:53pm on July 12, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG (WORLD WIDE) LOVING, CARING AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you need anything just ask.

Here's a link to help our newbies get to know us better:
At 8:26am on July 12, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home lizard....
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 4:55am on July 12, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!



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