I just confirmed with a cardiology researcher here where I am employed, diet does not effect cholesterol levels according to latest research and recommendations, rather the test will tell the Doc, if the statin drugs are working as expected.
he says that once the statins are working there is no need to test more than once a year. additional testing is just for billing purposes after statin drugs have had the desired effect.
From the American Heart Association website:
How often should I have my cholesterol checked?
If you are age 20 or older and have not been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, the American Heart Association recommends having your cholesterol levels checked every four to six years as part of a cardiovascular risk assessment.
You may need to have your cholesterol and other risk factors assessed more often if your risk is elevated.
Your healthcare provider will talk with you about what your results mean and discuss appropriate treatment options based on your cardiovascular risk and overall health.
The point of Bluetooth is that Dexcom has just released the G5, which uses blutooth technology rather than a propriety wireless protocol that the G4 uses. The G5 receivers are not compatible with the G4 transmitters and visa versa; thus the G4 T:Slim will not be compatible to read the G5 data.
The G4 T:Slim will be obsolete within a matter of months if i does not support bluetooth.
So they worked for a year awaiting FDA clearance for the G4 integration, it is now obsolete, due to the G5 release. how long will it be until the T:Slim supports Bluetooth integration?
Cardiology is not my specialty, but I don't think that makes sense since cholesterol is not something that needs this level of convenience since there is no known advantage to testing more than once a year.