CGMS iPro

Medtronic's iPro

Today I went to the doctor’s office to get an iPro inserted. I bet a few people who know me are thinking “But…you had that done this summer… Why are they doing it again?”

You are correct, I did have that done in the summer. But, my numbers didn’t calibrate with my glucometer tests. No, it wasn’t that I didn’t take enough. It was because I took too many readings. I do what I was told to do by my doctor — test before I eat then test again one-two hours after I eat. Well, I guess the readings that I took after I ate caused the problem. I was told that the interstitial tests tend to lag after the fingersticks when blood sugar numbers are changing rapidly — like after you eat.

iPro, on me, after insertion

So, this is what I have to do for the next 5 days.  I will only test with their meter 4 times a day. Before breakfast, lunch and dinner and before bed. (I will be using my own meter for the other times.) After the 5 days are over, I will remove the device myself, keeping the tape on the device and mail it back. Then, they will download the readings and send them to my doctor.

So, we will see if this time will work. Wish me luck!

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