Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Twenty percent, my Aunt Fanny

Photo #1 was taken at 11:06pm. Photo #2 was taken at 11:07pm. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say my blood sugar didn't rocket from 21 to 77 in one minute - and I washed my hands before doing either finger stick. At least my Dexcom number (unpictured) prompted a retest that and landed result #2 before I started freaking out about hypoglycemia unawareness.

There is a huge disparity between those numbers. It's unacceptable. Twenty percent margin of error, eh OneTouch? My ass.




4 comments:

  1. i stopped using my ultralink because it was giving me false low readings. though i've heard that medtronic will replace it, i just haven't gotten around to calling them yet. and now, i'm too in love with the verio to worry about it. ;)

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  2. I remember hearing a bit over a year ago that Lifescan/Onetouch completed its exclusivity deal with Medtronic, and that other meters, like the Bayer Contour Link should become available in the US. (see here: http://bit.ly/kngN0u). Makes sense, since Lifescan is owned by J&J, as is rival pump manufacturer Animas. That reminds me... I need to research that a bit more.

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  3. I had the same problem with my UltraLink but in the opposite direction...keep in mind I am 9 months pregnant, so keeping my blood sugars in check is extremely important right now (wait, it's always supposed to be....riiiiight) anyway, I checked my blood sugar, and got a 517. 517!?! Freakout much!? I checked it again immediately and it was 183. I checked it again and it was 176. Not.Cool.At.All.

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  4. 21? 2-1? That is so fucked up it's almost funny.

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