Wednesday, March 27, 2013

They're Here!

My Dexcom sensors finally came, after a week of waiting. It took a lot of high blood sugars, frequent testing, anxiety, and just a lot of anger towards my diabetes, but I made it through one week without my Dexcom. That week really opened my eyes to how much I take my diabetes technology for granted.

My Dexcom is basically the GPS for my life. It tells me whether I should eat a quick snack before I go somewhere or if I need to check my blood sugar because I am going up. I am also shown what happens overnight, so when I wake up in the 400's for days, * COUGH COUGH * Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday * COUGH COUGH* I actually know what is happening, and what I need to do to fix it. The magical Dexcom is basically my secret adviser when it comes to diabetes related things.

I've never been more thankful to see these boxes in my life.
Without my Dexcom, I was basically lost, even though I had only had it for three months. I forgot to cover lunch. (When I put in my lunch BG into the Dexcom, I am reminded to cover lunch.) I didn't know when I needed to have a snack after school, or just wait until dinner. I became anxious about my nighttime blood sugars because I couldn't just press a button and see what my blood sugars were, and I didn't know what was going on in between blood tests. I felt like I was blind, even though as my dad continually pointed out that I had lived without this handy device for nine years.

I guess my CGM shows how valuable the right technology for my health really is, and I am much more thankful for it now that have gone without it for a week.

Moral of Story: I am never wasting a sensor EVER again.

1 comment:

  1. Ask your dad how long he lived without power steering, and if his quit today, wouldn't he complain about it, too? :-)


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