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Small Victory

January 28, 2014

Do you remember how I like to take Dexcom breaks? I think that when I don’t, I start to ignore alarms, especially high alarms. Not wicked high alarms, but anything between 200-230 easily gets ignored when I start becoming complacent. When I take a break, I test more and act more. It keeps me healthy and accountable. However, I do not like to ski without the data. I found recently that when I’d be high, I was high for hours, especially overnight.

The last time I was at Sunday River with my family, I woke in the morning with my Dexcom missing. My parents had moved it to the bathroom because it kept going off. I understand, however, how can it do it’s job if it’s not near me? This past weekend I told them to wake me up if it goes off and I don’t stop it. I was woken up a few times this weekend, and last night I set an alarm for the middle of the night. (How come my phone can wake me up, but not my Dexcom?!) I tested, bolused and woke up at a much more reasonable number than I have been.

I realized that my new goal needs to be to act immediately and try to shorten how long I am high. I know that acting upon a blood sugar does not always ensure this, but it definitely won’t happen if I don’t bolus. Tonight the Dexcom went off, I got up and tested, and bolused. Here is the result:

Small Victory!

Small Victory!

It may be a small victory, but it is still a victory. I hope that short highs become more common than the 10-12 hour highs that I was seeing even just yesterday.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Katy permalink
    January 28, 2014 1:09 AM

    I love how it evens out into a beautiful plateau. Ahhhh. Refreshing.

  2. January 28, 2014 7:09 AM

    Excellent insight. Congrats on working this out. To the outside observer, this may be ho-hum. But to all of us living with diabetes, we know how much effort (on top of everything else going on) this takes.

  3. January 29, 2014 4:03 PM

    Every single victory counts. I’m the opposite of you – I tend to ignore my low alarms, especially overnight. I’m working on that too. Last night instead of muting it, I tested and ate two GlucoLift. Rah!!

  4. January 29, 2014 5:52 PM

    I’ve been not waking up to my Dexcom and had to do the Dexcom in a glass thing. Once I’d go high at night I’d stay high for a long time and that’s not good. Looks like you accomplished that!

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