By newbie51 Latest Reply 2010-10-28 15:43:34 -0500
Started 2010-10-25 12:26:06 -0500

I just wwent to the endo and he wants to put a meter-like deal in me to monitor my glucose 24/7. I am a little scared of it being done. Can anyone explain it to me some? It is that thing with tubing. Thanks.

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newbie51 2010-10-28 15:33:17 -0500 Report

I now have it in and it didn't hurt one bit and took only 15 minutes to get set up. I am doing pretty good so far at keeping track of my activity and such. I'm a little anxious to see what the reading will be on Tuesday. I will let you all know what I find out.

Harlen 2010-10-25 18:33:34 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
It's no big thing I used them for 3 months at first it will feel strange
then you will forget it lol
Relax it's no big deal
Best wishes
It was only funny for I was the same way when they wished that I did it to.

Crashnot 2010-10-25 15:45:10 -0500 Report

Are you referring to the Continuous Glucose Monitor?

I've been using one periodically for the past year. I really appreciate the feedback it provides to identify patterns in my sugar throughout the day. With it and the charts I can generate, it's finally been possible to adjust my insulin dosages accurately and see how my blood sugars move in conjunction with my meals.

The monitor itself it a little scary to put in, but is truly painless. A little WHACK as it pops in, but it's no worse than an injection. I had a bit of itching where it is implanted, but nothing disturbing. When it's finished it's 3-day run (you can stretch it 6 days though) it just peels right off. No problem!


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