Yesterday, my bag was packed with all kinds of good intentions. My CGM sensor was only three day old, on a bright and shiny Toughpad to prevent adhesive rash! The Dexcom receiver was fully charged! My CGM in the Cloud rig was all charged up and ready to send my data into the cloud so that I would have a safety net while traveling to Washington, DC for the night. Extra test strips and a fully charged Verio Sync meter? I’M ON IT. My wallet even had a few slips of Opsite Flexifix tape cut into band-aid sized strips and wedged into the change purse, ready to help hold down a wilting sensor.
Much best! So intentioned!
… which did me zero good when I arrived in DC and my receiver threw a SENSOR FAILED error message after I went to the gym, forcing me to reboot before dinner. Which meant I went to dinner without a CGM graph, which made me feel like I was sort of flying blind, but then I realized I left my glucose meter in my hotel room so I was actually flying blind without any way to check my blood sugar or calibrate my CGM during the meal.
… and then, sometime during the night, the sensor came loose and fell off my thigh.
— Kerri / Diabetes (@sixuntilme) September 30, 2014
All these good intentions? They need to STICK.