Yesterday, I went to visit the doctor’s office again! Before, I thought that the doctor was talking about getting a whole new insulin pump, and my week-trial would be with a new insulin pump, but it was actually for a new CGM system. CGM is stands for Continuous Glucose Monitoring — basically, it is a small device that goes partially under the skin with a small piece of technology (for lack of a better word) above. The small catheter under the skin takes BG (blood glucose) readings every 5 minutes. Through this, it is more possible to accurately track patterns in BG and prevent problems in either direction. This technology will be especially helpful for me because it will help my doctor see my body’s specific patterns. Also, I can see where by BG is headed: if I get a reading of 105 ^ ^ I would react differently than a reading of 105 > or with an arrow downward. I can catch highs or lows before they happen. This will be wonderful, if I am able to get it covered by insurance. Some people may know that I have already tried something similar to this in the past, but discontinued use—it was NOT user friendly, and that is what my doctor was so adamant about! I have only had it on since 1:00 pm yesterday, but so far I already like it much more than the previous one.
Here is a site that explains more about the CGM I am using specifically.
Even with the positive prospects of this new technology, I find myself a little overwhelmed with all of it. I am still testing and keeping track of everything. I’m not discouraged. But I woke up at 56 (LOW!) then I covered as I usually would and it spiked to 388 ^ ^ (which means still rising) about 1.5 hours later, which literally was “explainable” going off of my actions (low-carb breakfast) alone. It’s days like these that would derail me. I am not, I will not give up!
I need strength today.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9 (ESV)
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our Salvation.”
Psalm 68:19 (ESV)