[LMB] OT: peeve

quietann quietann at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 21:07:35 BST 2021

Yes, in the everyone is different category, I switched from strips to
continuous glucose monitoring a few years ago -- but that's pretty
expensive without insurance coverage. The Medtronic CGM was a PITA and
required a blood test calibration at least once a day. I have the Dexcom
CGM now, which doesn't need calibration, and it's much more accurate except
when BG is rising or falling quickly. It runs about 10-15 minutes behind BG
as it is testing interstitial fluid rather than blood.

(Type 1 here, diagnosed in 1975, before home blood glucose testing was even
a thing.)


On Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 12:10 AM Kenton Schoen <kdschoen1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Different people have different regimens, as type 1 I test before every
> meal to assist in my insulin dosing, before bedtime and some other times,
> generally exercise related.  Since they will give me a 90 day supply,
> that's 400 or so at a time.  I see the endocrinologist quarterly, have
> blood drawn for a variety of tests at least quarterly.  All these shots and
> finger pricks; I'm a very holey man.
> Kenton
quietann at gmail.com

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