Sharing CGM data is personal. It’s intimate. And it can be awkward to explain why you would want someone to see your numbers. Or, even more awkwardly, why you wouldn’t.
Dr. Polonsky and I put the question of CGM sharing groundrules out a few weeks ago and received some excellent feedback from the community, and over the last few weeks, we’ve put some of that information into a discussion guide for CGM sharing. The full article and discussion guide are over at diaTribe.
At a recent TCOYD conference, Dr. Bill Polonsky, President of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute and Professor in Psychiatry at UC San Diego, asked me a very personal question. “So, can I follow your CGM?”
Though Dr. Polonsky is one of the country’s foremost experts in how emotions play a role in diabetes and knows more than anyone that “numbers don’t make me who I am,” I was still defensive in my answer. “Sure,” I said, “but you can’t judge me.” So, for the sake of science (SCIENCE!), I added Dr. Polonsky to my CGM stream.
Are you looking for a CGM sharing starting point? Want to get the most out of that awkward discussion? Oh hell yes, please check it out. 🙂