Warning Labels

“Taking medications with acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) while wearing the sensor may falsely raise your sensor glucose readings. The level of inaccuracy depends on the amount of acetaminophen active in your body and may be different for each person.” – Dexcom’s Safety Information.

“I’ve tried medications without acetaminophen for the past 36 hours and haven’t seen any signs of progress. I just want to sleep tonight” – me, Saturday night.

Granted, that page also says that Dexcom is not approved for sites other than the abdomen and I haven’t worn a sensor there in nearly 2 years.

Obviously I’m not endorsing ignoring important medical information, labels, or warnings, but considering how bad I was feeling Saturday night, I was willing to accept a night of potentially elevated readings on my continuous glucose monitor if it meant a full night of sleep.

Viva la NyQuill.


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