CGM Reliance

It’s funny how things can change in a relatively short amount of time. I’ve had an Rx for my CGM supplies since I was pregnant with the twins (they were born last April). However, I only wore it sporadically. Frankly, at the time, I barely had enough real estate to insert my pump’s infusion site, much less my CGM site. So I’d put it on for a few days here and there, just to check for patterns, then off it went again for awhile.

Until recently. In January I started wearing it again. Mainly because I was having a lot of low’s after changing my diet pretty significantly. And the CGM alarm would help me cut the wonkiness off at the pass most of the time.

I especially relied on it at night. Even if I personally slept through a lot of the alarms, my hubby (and my friend, who shared a hotel with me on a recent trip) would wake me to let me know that my pump would not shut up. lol

Or today, when I took a short nap (hey, don’t judge, the rule is to sleep when the babies sleep, right? That rule doesn’t expire, does it???) and I felt very sluggish when I woke up – only to find that my meter said I was 42. Had I been wearing my CGM, it would’ve likely woken me up before it had gotten so low.

Now on days I am not wearing it, I find myself looking at the screen to see what my BG is. Out of habit. And I only go a couple of days here and there without it, where as before I was only wearing it a couple of days in between sometimes months of NOT wearing it.

We are so very fortunate to have the technology available to us these days. I can say even 21+ years ago when I was dx’d, technology was no where near what it is today. And for that, I am very grateful. Now if you’ll excuse me, I am going to go put my CGM back on. :)

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About Shannon

I am a wife, a mommy, and a Type 1 diabetic (since 10/17/92.) I have had two successful pregnancies - one of which was with twins. I wear an insulin pump- - off and on for 15ish years; currently on the Medtronic pump and CGM. I am not a medical professional, nor am I giving medical advice. I am just sharing my day to day stories of someone who lives with this disease every day. My ultimate goal is to raise awareness.
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One Response to CGM Reliance

  1. Sara says:

    Gosh! Now I think *I* have the CGM reliance. I think I have worn it 24/7/365 since I got it in 2010. It’s an addiction!

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