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Watching

July 19, 2012

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.

Dex told me I had a no-hitter, but I was low when it was near the 80 line

The urge to rage bolus increases with each passing minute that the arrow doesn’t turn down

It showed me just how much I’m affected by the dawn phenomenon

The kids notice it already

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.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2012 1:26 PM

    Checking it “all the time”…. don’t I know it! I’m using the Medtronic CGM, so my receiver is my pump, but it’s become a habit. Whenever I do *anything* on my pump, I instinctively go to the “Sensor” menu option because it’s what I do most often. Changing an infusion site? Menu to Sensor, then…. oh wait… I’m changing a reservoir, not a sensor. Setting a temporary basal? I’m thinking about trends, so I Menu to Sensor, then… wrong one again!

  2. Sara permalink
    July 19, 2012 10:04 PM

    I am pretty sure every blogger/CGM wearer’s first post is “oh my gosh I got a CGM” and their second post is “help! I can’t stop looking at this thing” 😉

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