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July 13, 2012

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.

Yes, I was scared.

I was worried I’d rip the whole sensor out

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.

That is not right.

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?!



2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 14, 2012 5:55 AM

    Very exciting! I’m totally jealous. One of these days all insurance companies will approve CGMs. I’m so looking forward to hearing all about the ups and downs of the Dex! Thanks!

  2. Sara permalink
    July 15, 2012 11:35 PM

    I know how much and how long you have been wanting this. I am so excited you finally have your Dex. Here’s to many future no-hitters (and pictures)!

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