12-16-2010 08:44 PM
12-16-2010 09:42 PM
"Molly" (aka mollythed)
Type 2 diabetes diagnosed in 1995, now managed with Lantus, Novolog and Metformin; diet and exercise.
My late husband had diabetes. My three adult sons also have type 2 diabetes.
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When I started using the Dexcom, I discovered the Agamatrix Wavesense Presto which I used to calibrate the CGM. I read apost in a forum that claimed these were the most accurate meters. I have to strongly agree. I am encouraged to use OneTouch strips with my Animas pump, but find the OneTouch to be inconsistent and unusably inaccurate. I always do take a glucometer reading when I get a blood draw and compare to the lab results. Every time, the Presto has been EXACTLY the same as the lab results, with the exception of one time there was a difference of 1 mg/dl. Also, when I start sensing slight hypoglycemia, I am always 83. Exactly. And generally, if I test several times in a row, each result is almost exactly the same.
So these have been my experiences with the Presto. I swear by it and my endo swears about it because my meter readings are not automatically entered into the pump. Diabtetes management demands accurate numbers, so why would I even consider using a meter that does not give me the most accurate results?
Good to know that the Target brand is compatible with the Presto. I'm having a difficult time sourcing the Presto strips and a more difficult time convincing the insurance company to cover the strips. That are the most accurate. And less expensive. This happens when more $ go to marketing than to R&D. Go pharma!!
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