From New York, USA:
I recently started using the Medtronic Guardian RT Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. I was very excited to start using this therapy, but when I began, I was very disappointed. The readings were not close to my own readings, far greater then the 20% expected difference. At times, I would have a reading of 80 mg/dl [4.4 mmol/L] on my glucometer when the CGM would read 200 mg/dl [11.1 mmol/L]. This was not during periods of extreme changes. Have other people had success with the new CGMS' on the market? Do you have any suggestions?
I am surprised to learn that you are experiencing such a vast difference between the continuous monitor and your home blood glucose meter. I think you should get in touch with Medtronic and have them troubleshoot your equipment and see if perhaps there is something wrong with your sensors or some other issue.
Original posting 16 Aug 2006
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