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    My husband had a nerve wracking experience yesterday. My husband was in the middle of treating my son's low BG at baseball practice and his meter would not work. It kept giving a message that the temperature was too low but it was ~50 degrees. I called the company today and they were useless!! We are also a family that skis so just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for testing outside in the cold?

    Also any suggestions to deal with testing on shrivled fingers while at the pool would be greatly appreciate as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRae&JsMom View Post
    My husband had a nerve wracking experience yesterday. My husband was in the middle of treating my son's low BG at baseball practice and his meter would not work. It kept giving a message that the temperature was too low but it was ~50 degrees. I called the company today and they were useless!! We are also a family that skis so just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for testing outside in the cold?

    Also any suggestions to deal with testing on shrivled fingers while at the pool would be greatly appreciate as well!
    WE have warmed meters in armpits and anywhere else warm skin can be found!

    Testing in the cold is dicey - better to treat how your child feels, and then test when taking a break at a chalet. If you must test outside then you make sure the meter has been kept in an inside the parka pocket the whole time beforehand..
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    Proud Dad of Amy (19), diagnosed Aug. 2006 and getting MDI of Apidra, Regular and Lantus..
    and Sylvie (15); very happy husband of Shirla!

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    We put meters in inner pockets, but the CGM is really nice for snow play, etc. You don't have to bother with fingers, etc., or at least not much. We set the alarms up to 100 to ward off lows due to lag with exercise, and then just snack as it alarms. It typically works wonderfully. Can't express enough what a game changer it is in so many, many ways.

    Editted to add: We use Dexcom. Unless the algorithm for the Medtronic has significantly improved, we found its cgm to be worthless for snow play because the lag was just too great. It would still be reading 150 when she was in the 60s.
    8/2010 - 9/2011 MDI, Lantus & Humalog
    9/2011- Medtronic Revel 723 & CGM
    11/2012 - Dexcom G4
    2013 - Cut-The-Cord for water times after multiple Aquapac failures
    10/2015 - T-slim

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