Endo wants me to wear a monitor for couple weeks

diabeticdummy
By diabeticdummy Latest Reply 2014-03-07 20:22:38 -0600
Started 2014-03-06 19:39:00 -0600

What is a monitor, how does it work, what is endo looking for I go back next week to get fitted with the device she said would be explained to me next week just trying to figure it out in meen time has anyone gone thru this procedure


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diabeticdummy
diabeticdummy 2014-03-07 12:33:15 -0600 Report

Yes a bg monitor yes she thinks I go low over night but all my bg levels when I check them are high but we are having trouble getting them under 200 we thought it was like that from surgery and infection but last surgery was December and have been on anti biotics since July had good numbers for me in February but have gone high again and we can't figure out why but thanks for the info glad it's not bulky like the heart monitor I toted for a month thing was huge got in the way I hope we get this figured out soon as I am worried I take over 300 units a day of insulin and it wears me down only been t2 for year and half and been hospitalized for a total of seven months just want to be myself again and get active again I hope that not everyone has the aggressive onset that I have had it's been a total life changer but I am strong and can overcome this thanks for the info I really appreciate it

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2014-03-07 06:20:39 -0600 Report

You wear a sensor for up to 7 days, not big and bulky, it sends your glucose levels to a receiver every 5 minutes, and graph trends your BS for the whole time. It can be used for a lot of different things, in your case it is probably to see what your levels are at certain times so your insulin can be adjusted. I know that Dexcom has to be calibrated to a finger stick every 12 hours, I imagine Medtronics is similar. Very useful tool.

mjhorgan
mjhorgan 2014-03-07 06:41:02 -0600 Report

The medtronic sensor has to be calibrated the same way. Your Dr. probably wants to to wear this so he/she can identify when you BG is going too high and too low. It is am important tool in customizing your medication to your needs. It is also useful by sounding an alarm if you go to low overnight. I also assume you are talking about a BG monitor and not a blood pressure monitor.