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Does anyone ever get false readings with significant difference between your dexcom and your glucose meter?

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14 Answers
Living with type 1 diabetes.
Winter Springs, FL
they said Tylenol can mess with readings. I'm sure other things can.

Living with type 1 diabetes.Living with type 2 diabetes.
Riverside, CA
I haven't taken any Tylenol but thanks for telling me that I will definitely stay away from Tylenol tho

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.Living with LADA since 2001.
Denver, CO
Yes, sometimes the numbers are off. Tylenol does not mess my Dexcom accuracy at all.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes.
Marietta, GA
The higher the larger the difference. The manual goes into percentage that it will be off.

I was advised Advil affects the readings Tylenol not so much.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1990.
Highland, CA
I see league differences if I get too busy and don't calibrate right when it tells me to

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.Living with LADA since 2001.
Denver, CO
Calibration is a really big deal. It is super important, one has to understand Dexcom can be completely misleading if no calibrations done. The trends still work but number can be way off

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Dallas, TX
Yes. Like 20 points off, different. Haven't used it in a while because of that.

Living with type 1 diabetes.Living with type 2 diabetes.
Riverside, CA
I thought it was just me and that I was going crazy but I'm doing better the last two days so just pray for me.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Hesperia, CA
Often but I just tell her to calibrate when it's really off.

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