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Ellen
08-21-2010, 08:03 AM
I just ordered this book. I used to follow Will's blog when he was one of the first bloggers who wrote consistently about his CGM experience http://lifeafterdx.blogspot.com/ . I recall him writing that if he had to choose between the pump and the CGM, he would choose the CGM. Looking forward to reading this - he's a very credible source.


http://www.redbloodcellbooks.com/art.html

Mouchakkaa
08-21-2010, 10:29 AM
Please post once you had a chance to read the book. I always said that it is an art to use the CGMS correctly. The nurse does not get the proper way to use the CGMS and tells me all the time it is not correct. I finally told her that it is an art to use the CGMS correctly and once you have it you will be able to use it more accurately without taking as many finger sticks. I have told the nurse, however that while my daughter is in her care she is to take care of her the way she feels more comfortable. That means my daughter has to do a lot more finger sticks while at school, but I am fine with that.

Michelle'sMom
09-10-2010, 09:18 PM
Ellen I hope you'll post a review of the book once you've finished reading it.

Ellen
09-29-2010, 03:26 PM
I haven 't had time yet to read it - but here's a review from Amy at DiabetesMine

http://www.diabetesmine.com/2010/09/beyond-fingersticks-airing-cgms-dirty-little-secrets.html

Ellen
10-20-2010, 11:06 AM
I am 1/3 thru and I consider this book vital reading for everyone whether or not you or your child has a cgm or is considering a cgm. So far it is a very readable MUST READ

peruvianpasohi
03-20-2011, 02:16 PM
Did you ever finish reading it? I haven't read any update from anyone who has.

Michelle'sMom
04-16-2011, 07:40 PM
I agree with Ellen...this is a must read. Lee covers everything, from the background/history of CGMS to explaining how it works to the different way of looking at BGs that's required to use CGMS successfully....in a down-to-earth way that's easy to understand.

If you're offended easily, be forewarned that the book does contain profanity. For those of us who follow his blog & other online writing, it's just part of his uniqueness. :p