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Deprived of Dynamics

Earlier this year I left my Dexcom transmitter in a hotel room in San Diego. At the beginning of the year I received a new Dexcom system to replace the one that was out of warranty. Like any good diabetes supply hoarder I kept my old transmitter and receiver just in case.

So when I realized I left it behind I figured I would just use the old one until it started acting up.

Guess what started to act up?

It’s officially done I believe. The transmitter either won’t transmit a signal or I get that lovely “???” on the screen all the time. Anyhow, I have given up on it and put it to rest.

So now that I am CGM-less I am feeling quite vulnerable. Checking my BG is not as automatic as it was for me before I had a CGM. I got so used to looking at it throughout the day that checking my blood was saved for calibrations!

Teaching an old dog a trick he used to know is just as tough as learning a new one. But I am trying. I have reinstated my BG check reminder on my pump and keep my glucometer on my desk all day so I remember to check often.

That trending line you get from a CGM is a peek through a window us PWD’s need to manage best.

Now I will wait until next year for insurance to kick in for a new one (c’mon G4!). I just cannot afford the upgrade right now but I can’t wait to get it!

If you have never used a CGM I cannot tell you how much I love it. In fact, if I had to give up my CGM or my Pump I would drop the pump in a second before I gave up the CGM.

To get a glimpse into our BG trend is such a huge difference from just seeing a number.

Static versus dynamic. That is the difference.

I’ll take dynamic please!

Reader Comments (1)

I found that the upgrade offered was cheaper than my insurance co-pay would be next year.

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMountain Bruce

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