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Old 02-20-2011, 07:34   #1
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I need to find a decent priced Medic Alert System. Most are made for senior citizens, but I need it because my Mother seems to have no interest in my diabetes. After I got up from a nap tonight, I tested at 28. And I was a little confused. I got my blood sugar up to 70 within 15 minutes but 3 hours later I was down to 38. I called my doctor and he advised me to stop my Glipizide for now and to decrease my Lantus and change my insulin to carb ratio. He wants to see me in a week to see if the changes have made a difference. I feel like I am living alone and to be honest, it scares me to think that I could lay in bed for hours with a low blood sugar problem and my Mom doesn't check on me. I am tired of reminding her to check on me before she heads out and I am still in bed. I understand that I am an adult, but I am in need of my Mother's help and it just is not there anymore, perhaps she is too old to care, she is 74. She told me tonight that she is getting tired of me getting "confused". I don't have total control of my diabetes, taking insulin adds a potential problem to the mix. If you know of any Medic Alert system that has helped a family member or friend, please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help.

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I have been to their website. My potential problem is that I don't have a phone outlet in my bedroom and many of the medic alert systems require for you to have a phone jack in a designated area. I will have to start calling around tomorrow. Thanks for the reply!

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Could also have the phone company come in and put phone jack in your room. I liked this one because there is not a monthly charge. I will probably look into this when hubby goes back to sea duty and goes on deployments.

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I was hoping for something simple, but may have to resort to that. Good idea!

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Breeze - Have you considered looking into a CGMS? The Continuous Glucose Monitoring System by Dexcom does essentially what you might want. It alerts you when your bg is low or going low. It isn't cheap, but without this particular system I would not know when I go low at night either. My husband works second shift, almost twelve hours - so he is gone a lot. You can get more information by visiting Dexcom's website.

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Try the Road ID interactive medical alert ID

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Adjitater - This Medical Alert ID is really nice and a very reasonable price too. Thank You for sharing.

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Breeze - Have you considered looking into a CGMS? The Continuous Glucose Monitoring System by Dexcom does essentially what you might want. It alerts you when your bg is low or going low. It isn't cheap, but without this particular system I would not know when I go low at night either. My husband works second shift, almost twelve hours - so he is gone a lot. You can get more information by visiting Dexcom's website.
Thanx for replying Strawberry! I wish I could get a CGMS, it would be a tremendous help for me. My insurance will not pay for it and I have previously checked the prices and the supplies are expensive. It is on my wish list. I will have to get a system so that if I fall in my bedroom, then I can get help as well. Once again thank you!

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Try the Road ID interactive medical alert ID
Thanks for replying Adjitater. I will be looking at this!

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