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!