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.