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Give up the ghost? Not me

Monday, March 17, 2014

Well, I am sorry to say today’s the day I finally pulled the plug on my plans to get a Dexcom CGM (color: pink). The reason: I can’t afford it.

Will this be the year I meet my deductible?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Yesterday, while taking a snow afternoon, I finally managed to connect with Neighborhood Diabetes (who I have actually talked to in the past for stories—kind of cool) that I was referred to by the diabetes center to get the CGM.

The good


Friday, January 24, 2014

I handed back the CGM yesterday and asked "where do I sign up?" to get one of my own. That's because, while I wouldn't want to be tethered to it constantly, the peace of mind—and the guts to more aggressively manage my diabetes—that little black device offers would be worth it. Totally.

A slog in the night

Monday, January 20, 2014

I woke up Sunday morning around 5 am thanks to the guys clearing the latest snowfall from the neighbors. At which point I wondered, why hasn't the CGM beeped at me all night?

Innocent sip of OJ leaves black mark on my record

Friday, January 17, 2014

In diabetes we have a rule: the rule of 15. What this means is, if you have a low blood sugar, you should consume 15 grams of carb, wait 15 minutes then test again. It's a good rule and it can work pretty well if you can stick with it.

Will diabetes put my love affair with tequila on the rocks?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I've been chipped and calibrated and am once again using a dexcom continuous glucose monitor (CGM). I think this is a newer model. It seems smaller and lighter and has a few more data input options.

The great CGM experiment concludes

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Last week, I commented on how high-maintenance the CGM could be but on Friday afternoon, as I was getting ready to leave my office to drive to Borders, I was thinking "I should check my blood sugar before I get behind the wheel." Then I realized I didn't have to.

Say hello to my little friend

Friday, May 20, 2011

Aside from some momentary confusion this morning at 5 a.m. (and really, who isn't confused at that hour?) when I mixed up my regular meter with the CGM, it was a fairly uneventful night. That is, if you don't mind be squawked at several times to check your blood sugar (for the record, one low).

Things that go beep in the night

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

When I checked my CGM, it was apparently as disoriented as I was, because it was displaying question marks (Elaine never said anything to me about question marks).