1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Temp Issue with Meter

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by GRae&JsMom, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. GRae&JsMom

    GRae&JsMom New Member

    Apr 17, 2017
    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!
  2. wilf

    wilf Approved members

    Aug 27, 2007
    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.. :cwds:
  3. MomofSweetOne

    MomofSweetOne Approved members

    Aug 28, 2011
    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.

Share This Page