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  1. David
    David September 17, 2013 at 5:47 am | | Reply

    Thanks Don for sharing your experience. Vs Dexcom, I especially like the different alarm settings for day vs night and readings every minute. The regulatory environment in the US must be truly prohibitive if Abbott is not willing to expend the effort to bring it here.

  2. June S.
    June S. September 17, 2013 at 6:10 am | | Reply

    I want one – EXCEPT that I have found Freestyle strips generally not as accurate as other brands. Maybe Abbott is working on that. Their CGM sounds fantastic!

  3. Peter
    Peter September 17, 2013 at 8:31 am | | Reply

    Can you scroll back to previous readings ..
    This is a great feature with Medtronic’s CGM but not available with Dexcom’s G4

  4. Scott E
    Scott E September 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm | | Reply

    This sounds like some great functionality in a sub-par user interface. Unfortunately, it seems we can never get the best of both.

    The thing that really has me befuddled though is those arrows. Is it really basing the arrows on the previous HOUR of data? Or is that up-arrow based on an increase of at least 12 mg/dl in six minutes, or something like that?

    1. Don Weinraub
      Don Weinraub September 20, 2013 at 12:19 am | | Reply

      Abbott markets this as TRU™ Directional Arrows that are updated with each CGM reading every minute. The idea is to tell you if glucose levels are changing gradually, moderately, or rapidly.This works reasonably well and assists in trying to master the fine art of correction bolus.

  5. Don Weinraub
    Don Weinraub September 20, 2013 at 12:08 am | | Reply

    The history and reporting are quite flexible and easy to use. For a graphical representation, from the Home screen you press the Graph softkey and then use the scroll wheel to go back as far as you want in 4-hour increments.
    To dig deep into the numbers, from the Reports menu you get complete CGM history in 10/20/120 minute increments, as well as BG test history.

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  7. Don Weinraub
    Don Weinraub September 20, 2013 at 10:52 am | | Reply

    Got some price info for Abbott Diabetes Care in the UK: $1,500 for the receiver/transmitter and $400 for a month’s supply of sensors.

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