There are some things that I’ve learned since starting the Dexcom. The first thing is that watching diabetes is a whole lot different than living with diabetes. At some point the new-ness will wear off and I won’t be checking it ALL THE TIME. Until then, it’s a game of watching. I think that my diabetes has not changed, just my perception of it and what I expect.
As we were driving through town yesterday, it started blaring its horn at me and the kids and I all jumped. (Over the weekend, my cousin’s boyfriend called it my own personal fire alarm.) Boy & Girl Genius had not actually heard it go off yet, and they asked why. I told them that it was telling me my blood sugar was too high. At which point there was a chorus of “OOOooohh! Now I get it!” So now if I walk out of the room Girl Genius says “Do you have that thing?” It’s great that they are already picking up on why I need it. The goal now is to continue paying this much attention to it and really reign in the highs and lows and stay more steady. Because the 3-6 hour high spells that I’ve been watching haven’t been making me the best feeling person in the world.