"Look, Mom, no Dex!"
Yes, our new Dexcom continuous glucose monitor is up and running, and I’m happy to report that it stayed nice and dry inside the house while Jack went swimming this morning.
Our old Dex remains comfy in his rice bed, but still refuses to work. I’m giving him more time. At this point, I have nothing to lose. I’m simply satisfying my curiosity.
Anyone want to place any bets on whether the rice will revive Dex? :)
The kids have been swimming every day, and every time I check Jack’s blood sugar level after pool time, I am reminded of something I learned way back when: chlorine can produce a false low.
I don’t know where I learned that. I know it wasn’t from our endo or CDE, and I’m wondering whether it’s accurate information.
A little internet research revealed nothing. I couldn’t find a single article out there to corroborate the claim.
Anybody else ever hear that? Has your endo, nurse or CDE advised you to clean fingers really well after swimming in order to remove chlorine and eliminate false readings?
To play it safe, I make sure Jack doesn’t step out of the pool and test without first cleaning off the chlorine. It can't hurt. It's not a big deal. Besides, it’s good practice to clean hands really well, and we generally do that regardless of what Jack’s been doing.
What do you think? True or false? Chlorine on the fingers can produce a false blood sugar reading indicating hypoglycemia.