Does anyone know about Diabetiic sensors

By carithers Latest Reply 2011-05-25 05:20:43 -0500
Started 2011-05-17 18:55:13 -0500

I went to my new diabetic doctor today. He walks in with a lap top and starts i inputting information he is a young doctor. He wants me to go to education classes and wear a sensor for three days to record my lblood sugar levels.He says this will tell him everything. Wow How cool. Can anyone give me information about diabetic sensors?

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livlaughlve22 2011-05-17 21:57:05 -0500 Report

simple. these devices are AMAZING lol it tells your blood sugar just about every 5 minutes by seeing it everyday it shows you where your most likely to spike or drop in blood sugar, it is a great investment but I'm pretty sure you need an insulin pump too so the devices can communicate. Atleast that is how mine works I look at my pump and it tells me my blood sugar at that current time, it also gives me a warning when my blood sugar is going low too fast or warns me when my blood sugar is going too high, too fast

carithers 2011-05-23 16:59:49 -0500 Report

I asked about the pump dooes insurance cover the cost?

kdroberts 2011-05-23 17:18:33 -0500 Report

You would have to check with your plan provider. Some do, most won't without some work on you and your doctors part. The amount they cover may also not be financially viable also.

carithers 2011-05-18 19:32:53 -0500 Report

How do they put it in you. right now they want to just put in for three days. they have not said anything about the pump.That was very do you feel is it helpful ?l

livlaughlve22 2011-05-19 00:52:19 -0500 Report

before I received the sensor I also was put on a temp sensor, its injected like a needle, but using a type of device that kind of shoots it at you, not painful, same amount as a regular needle injection really, I feel its helpful because I was able to see what my blood sugar level did through the night and at what point I needed to add more insulin to avoid my morning spikes… Talk to your doctor about an insulin pump if you do not already have one and you can add along the sensor as well. It really works wonders and is really helpful and less time consuming than testing your blood sugar and drawing up needles all day, although you still have to test every three hours or so to make sure the sensor is on track, but other than that it helps a lotttt

Harlen 2011-05-17 20:49:57 -0500 Report

Yep itis a CGM and they insert a canula with a small sencer into you just like a inset for a pump it dose not hurt as long as you dont bang it hard on anything
it will be ok .Even if you do nock it off its no big deal and will not blead or hurt .
Do what he wishes you to do .
Best wishes and please keep us posted on how itis going

carithers 2011-05-20 21:56:41 -0500 Report

I get it done on monday