Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Toys

So I'm carrying a few extra devices for the next few days.

I've been badly wanting a VerioIQ meter ever since it was released.  And my amazingly fantastic kick-ass CDE was able to get me one.  SWEET!  (My health insurance is incredible, but doesn't pay for meters. And this one's expensive.)

It does seems to run higher than my Ultra Mini, so that will be interesting.  I'll keep you posted.

In addition to picking up the Verio meter at my endo's office yesterday morning, I began a trial of the Dexcom system.

Why am I doing a trial of the Dexcom, you ask?  Well, because I never have.  I'm happy with my Medtronic CGM.  I love it, I really do.  But I also want to know what all my options are.

I would also like to share that wearing two different CGM systems at the same time is hazardous to your health.  Despite the lovely numbers in that snapshot, I can say with confidence that having two high alarms going off at the same time is more than slightly infuriating.  So I'll keep comparing the two CGM systems until my Medtronic sensor dies later today, and then I'll just have the Dexcom going.  For the sake of my sanity.

I'll let you know what I think when the trial is over.  Meanwhile, I'm having fun playing with my new toys.

To see some other posts about the VerioIQ, check out these from Stacey, Kim, and Kerri.


  1. interesting.
    I just posted today about my VerioIQ review.
    Its not a good post. But maybe it's just me, everybody else seems to like the accuracy but I found it to be quite shit.

  2. For your sanity and your real estate! I can't imagine having an infusion set and TWO CGM sensors!

  3. That looks like Christmas to me!!!

  4. wowee 2 cgms! glad you're giving yourself a break from one of the alarms at least, phew!

  5. Haha! I remember wearing 2 sensors... While I was on the Dexcom and while trialing the Minimed Guardian. Talk about feeling like a science experiment or a cyborg! LOL! I did it again not too many months ago, but the old Dexcom sensor I had was really expired and didn't do much good.

    Keep us posted on how the trial goes. :-)