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Avatar n tn our consultant has changed her plan of care four times she was on five injections a day and her readings were still all over the place. she was given a continuous blood glucose meter for four dayss, the canulla site got infected (staph aureus). when the results came back the diabetes team decided our home blood glucose meter wasn't working and we were given a new one (the results weren't matching a lot of the time, eg our home monitor was reading 2.
Avatar f tn Are any of you using a CGMS (continuous glucose monitor)? The two on the market are Dexcom and Minimed. How is it working out for you? Is your endo or diabetes doctor supportive? Would you recommend it to others?
454863 tn?1208306979 The best advise I know is to monitor closely. Ask his team if he can be qualified for a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). This will be super helpful. Look into low carb to assist management. This is suitable, even for children. On utube check out "Bernstein Diabetes University" and "children"... you will find a series of presentation that can help increase your knowledge about diabetes and it's management. Wishing you and your son very well.
Avatar n tn I was one of the first to try the continuous monitor at my doctor's office. I think it is a useful tool with a few things taken in consideration. 1) It is just a 3 day "snapshot" which is good, but to me, not long enough to warrant some of the changes my doctor recommended. (The change from 1 unit of Humalog per 15-20 carbs down to 10 carbs was dangerously low for me...that change lasted about one meal with me!
574118 tn?1305135284 I was talking to my husband about this and he says the hard this is that people with bipolar react to what is going on around them as well as what is going on inside. For example, a person with diabetes can say "I won't eat that cake," but we can't say "my co-worker won't be in a bad mood and say angry words at me today." Do you see? Just like that would bring down a non-bipolar person, it could be the thing that pushes a bipolar person over the edge.
Avatar n tn When I wake up my blood sugars are in the mid 50s. After breakfast they hover around 76 or 82. They rarely ever go above 86 ever. Once a day they may hit 115 if I eat bread ..stay there briefly to go back down to the 70s. I am not on a specialty diet nor do I do keto. I usually eat a lot of fruit and seafood. Once average my glucose monitor tells me my daily averages are around 75. What do you think I have? Am I in a pre-diabetic state and my panaceas is just pumping out insulin?
Avatar n tn The first one gives some pros and cons to using it that are interesting -- apparently, it tests tissue glucose instead of blood glucose and can be inaccurate at times. Check out these two websites to find out more information about location of the device, how it is used and how it works: http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/ofhc/news/DB/4149.asp http://www.diabetesuffolk.com/Managing%20Diabetes/The%2072%20hour%20glucose%20sensor%20monitor.
Avatar n tn If you can figure out how to predict these things, the companies working on the Continuous Glucose Monitor want to talk to you!
Avatar f tn do you still have the pump, supplies, and continuous glucose monitor?
Avatar m tn I need to clarify my earlier post. Exercise does burn energy, and eventually exercise lowers blood glucose. When I mentioned "cardio level aerobic exercises" I meant this to be "rigorous" exercises. For example cardio aerobic, fast treadmill workouts, or even continuous pumping of weights. In a way, your liver "has a mind of its own" and continues to produce glucose while you exercise.
Avatar m tn Diabetes is all about (blood glucose) BG numbers. The Med. community decides where to draw the line. Used to be under 200 was good then they found out people under 200 developed complications. So the redrew the line at 180 guess what they too developed complications. So it went to 160 for a short time. We do know from studys and lab work that any BG over 140 causes damage to nerves and capillaries. Now most diabetics are higher at one hour and drop by hour 2.
5999943 tn?1378507243 140 mg/dl These targets can be difficult to achieve without experiencing some hypoglycemia. Use of a continuous glucose monitor can be a tremendous help. Also, if you find that you are struggling to achieve adequate control and your healthcare team is not providing sufficient support, feel free to contact our team. We work with women worldwide through their pregnancies via phone, e-mail and data downloads in order to keep things within a proper range.
Avatar f tn I tested positive for gestational diabetes at 28 weeks after failing my glucose test & the 3 hr test. My OB just has me monitor my blood sugar 4 times a day and watch what I eat.
Avatar f tn my husband was 2yrs post liver transplant, that is the one reason why he is also now suffering from monitor blood sugar problem. my question now is about fluctition of his blood glucose, we have a kit monitoring it before and after meal, but there was time when we check it is high then after just a minute it drop down, we are really worried why is this happening? hoping that anyone could help!
1770925 tn?1365618522 m not certain what your question is about. One can purchase a Blood glucose monitor to check your glucose levels hourly if you desire. They are devices—about the size of a cell phone or smaller—that are used to monitor your blood sugar at home. I'm sure you know that. Are you a diabetic? Are you taking insulin? If so what kind and how much? If you are on insulin then they obviously need adjusting.
Avatar m tn org/cut-risk-high-blood-sugar-youre-pregnant/ They will likely ask you to make these lifestyle changes (even giving you specific food guidelines) and they may ask you to monitor your blood sugar. If things get worse, they may give you safe medication to counteract it and they will, of course, monitor your baby more closely. https://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar m tn I would like to buy some glucometer for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Do you have any personal experience with this type of monitoring? Can you recommend me any device? Thanks a lot.
Avatar f tn I watch my carbs, eat every 2 hours, make sure I get enough fiber and whole grains and eat my vegetables. Do I need to be testing my blood glucose at this time and monitor it? Lastly, have you heard about fenugreek seeds and if you think that may help?
Avatar n tn If you are also able to get the continuous glucose monitor, go for it! I am waiting and praying that this time my insurance company will agree and I will get it.
Avatar f tn I just got told last week that I have diabetes. I still have my bread and soda. I just watch how much I take in now just not going crazy like I use too. It's not bad or the end of the world. Just watch when you take your blood what does make your numbers go up.
Avatar f tn Some medications may help along with liquid diet. A cgm (continuous glucose monitor) may be very useful if her insurance can cover it . Best wishes to your sister.
Avatar f tn I failed my glucose screen too! I just got the results from my 3 hour test today. Whew....passed. My understanding is that quite a few people (up to 25%) fail the initial glucose tolerance screen but very few fail the 3 hour test. I'm sure you'll pass too! Sorry but btw the 3 hour test is horrible, just sitting and waiting and 4 blood collections. BOO!
Avatar n tn I personally have not heard of a watch that records what is going on. I have a watch that tells me what my beat rate is but that is about it. I know there is some sort of heart monitor pen that came out but to get an accurate diagnosis it is really beneficial to catch the beginning of an episode and any hand held device would not capture that.
Avatar n tn You could also look at getting a continuous glucose monitor, which is a device that is inserted under your skin and tests your blood sugar automatically every 5 minutes throughout the day, allowing you even better control over your diabetes. That's more expensive, but it is paying huge dividends for everyone I know using one. There are currently two models on the market that I know of, one by MiniMed and one by DexCom. Contact your endocrinologist to find out more information.