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10/12/11 2:20 A

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I've talked about this kind of thing with my medical team... it's usually only used as a diagnostic aid for difficult cases right now, due to the cost among other things.

They kind of go hand in hand with the pump, which my team and I have vetoed for the time being--mainly because I too am leary of the adhesives. I don't have the rash show up until the tape is removed and the skin under it is exposed to the air. Then... welts, itching, all that... and the longer the tape is on me, the worse the reaction. Those steri-strips they use for surgical closures?...yuck. EXCEPT, luckily for me, that clear stuff they use for IV needles, and ONE electrode manufacturer's products.

Even a simple bandaid is anathema...

Don't even talk to me about that old fashioned cloth tape. I had my appendix out when I was 8 yrs old, and I had BLISTERS all along the edges of the tape--and it covered half my abdomen! It bled when they took the stuff off me... and the internal suture material? Allergic to that too, some of it created odd little cyst-like encapsulations that worked their way out through the skin over a period of about 10 years. Gross. I THINK it was cat gut. It was a LONG time ago! LOL

New strides are always coming along... it's good to keep an eye on them. I KNOW they'll find a way to stop this stuff, and it's going to be so simple that everyone is going to wonder why it didn't come along sooner! LOL

Until then, I have my insulin and an alarm clock to remind me, and I have the team here on SP... perfect! LOL

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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10/11/11 12:20 P

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One thing to consider, though, if one is sensitive (or allergic) to tape, this is not an option for them. The monitor is mounted in the skin and held in place using tape.

I have one sister who is allergic, and I discovered a few years ago that I have become sensitive. I get a rash everywhere the tape touches.


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10/11/11 10:25 A

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Hi Pattie, and Joy...interesting info on continious monitoring. Lucily , I'm not there yet either, and think it will likely be priced out of range, for insurance carriers to cover. Like the USB meters...too $$, not covered, left to the diabetic person to pay for, out of pocket, with out coverage kicking in.

10/11/11 8:35 A

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Hi Joy, I read that yesterday, also. What do you think ???
I'm not in that position (yet) but it sounds promising for continued control.

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10/10/11 9:02 P

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Here is an article on continuous glucose monitors for those who might be interested.

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