Did you miss the news?! I got my Dexcom in the mail yesterday!!
And I may or may not have read the book and watched Kerri’s video to help me figure out how to start it. I opened it up and was all “I’m going to wait for a Joslin appointment” but when 20 minutes passed by and I didn’t have an appointment, the excitement just couldn’t wait. So I set everything up and walked myself through it. I may have freaked out a time or two and texted Lisa that I was stuck.
I finally got it though and then I was up and running!! Those two hours between the time I put it in and the time I calibrated and started the Dex were pretty much diabetic torture. But then I calibrated.
I was off and running! I can see why people get information overload. I had to stop myself from checking more than every other minute (yes I’m serious.) It was hanging out at 99, and I so wanted to catch it at 100, but it jumped up to 103 and I might have yelled at it. Might have. It’s already helped me though. I brought the kids to music lessons yesterday and I was getting stupidly hungry towards the end. I didn’t feel low, just hungry. But Dex had an arrow pointing down to the right, so I knew I was dropping. I was 72, so I knew that while we were on our way home, I’d probably be low. I had a juice box, we were on our way, and I never went low (or high!). But then when Dex was off, I tweeted about it, and shortly after, we were back on our way. I calibrated again and it seemed to fix it.
I was nervous about the overnight because I’ve been pretty tired lately. But I think it went well.
So yes, I am still in love with the Dex. I knew going into this that nothing would be perfect, and it hasn’t been. But I do feel safer and it has already helped me, so why wouldn’t I love it?!