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Photo-A-Day: Check.

Today’s Diabetes Month Photo-A-Day prompt is “check.”  And seeing how different my Dexcom result is from my meter proves why it’s still important for me to check my blood sugar instead of relying on the information from my CGM.  (Also, you can’t see the “blood drop” request for calibration because the overhead light flushed it out, but this Dexcom sensor was four hours overdue for a meter check.)

Diabetes is a science experiment, with imperfect tools, an imperfect host, and a busted up pancreas.  But we keep rockin’.

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  1. This is something that a lot of people gloss over, but it’s amazingly important. I’m digging the photo-a-day thing that I see people doing… I can’t wait to see the other 28 days!

    11/2/13; 9:12 pm
  2. My husband and daughter both wear them, and frankly, after the first 24 – 36 hours, I’m amazed at how close they can really be, at least most of the time. It’s true, we don’t rely on them, but they are pretty good.

    My husband has had D for 14 years, but he only got his dex following my daughter’s diagnosis last March. Because I wanted her to have the CGM. After she had been wearing hers for a while and he saw all the fabulous feedback we were getting he asked his own endocrinologist for a prescription.

    You know what? In the four months since he’s been wearing it, his A1C has dropped by .9 He is the first patient his endocrinologist has had using the G4, but now he is sold. Pretty cool, eh?

    11/3/13; 9:01 am
  3. Yep, funny how it goes a bit wonky when it’s overdue for calibration – it also seems “slow” to catch up sometimes when the arrows are heading up or down. BUT it gives me vital info like trends and warnings that I would have never had otherwise, and made managing my blood sugars infinitely better over the past couple of years I’ve had it. I would never want to go back to solely doing finger-stick tests EVER again.

    11/3/13; 9:38 pm
  4. Dexcom saved me last night. Hollered at me when I was sleeping through a low… Tested. Yup, 39. Dex said I was 54 but hey, it beeped and woke me up which is what matters!

    11/3/13; 10:09 pm

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