Trust but Verify

Trust but Verify. It’s a phrase a co-worker of mine often uses. It’s a more polite version of the “When you assume…” saying, but the message is the same.

Anyway, this is what I saw when I got to work and out of my car this morning (though not at the same time).

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Boy am I glad I had that meter to verify. (Don’t give correction boluses based on your CGM!)

It’s also evidence that the Artificial Pancreas projects aren’t quite-ready for prime-time yet. At least not with the tools I’m using.

I should point out that this 3-day-use sensor is on its seventh day, and is about a month past the manufacturer’s stamped expiration date. When the AP really does come around, it’ll be tough for me to start playing by the rules, but necessary. After all, that insulin is some powerful stuff!

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Posted on February 22, 2013, in Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Diabetes. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Change your battery! NOTHING worse than a dead battery with nowhere to get one.

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  2. Good advice… the AP devices will only be as reliable as the pumps and CGMs giving & getting the information.

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    • Stephen, I actually think it was you who blogged about one of the challenges of the AP being the patients’ tendencies to overextend sensor life. So thank you for putting that in my head a few months ago.

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