Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday Motivation 10/31/2016

"Take pride in exactly what it is you do and remember it's okay to fail as long as you don't give up."

~ Dan O'Brien

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday Motivation 10/24/2016

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."

~ William Feather

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

My Blood Glucose Meter Said What?

A Blood Glucose Meter is an important tool for diabetics and anyone with glucose issues. I have been struggling with hypoglycemia and finding a glucose meter that is close to accurate has been a challenge. I can't imagine trying to figure out an accurate dose of insulin using a glucose meter as many diabetics do on a daily basis. 

I wore a Dexcom meter for a week, which I found very informative. I could never quite catch my highs and lows on my glucose meter. Plus, the Dexcom consistently read lower than my meter. 

I recently spoke with a representative of a glucose meter company who told me that their meter could read as much as 20 points higher than actual. The problem with that is for diabetics, they may over medicate a high number and for hypogylcemics, they could be much lower than they realize, leading to coma or death. 

The photo above shows my two meters and the numbers they gave me when I tested at the same time. The meters were 11 points apart! That is a huge difference. I find that the meters I have tried never read really low, even the Dexcom (calibrated with my meter) read lower than my meter.

Have you had trouble finding an accurate glucose meter? What have you found to solve this issue? Recommendations on good glucose meters? Let me know!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Motivation 10/17/2016

"Make a decision to keep pressing forward. Keep believing and keep stretching until you see your dream fulfilled."

~ Joel Osteen

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday Motivation 10/03/2016

"Success means having the courage, the determination and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be."

~ George Sheehan