Every so often I take a short CGM break. Sometimes it’s because they’re leaving behind welts and I need some time to heal. Once in a while I mess up my supply order timing and run out of sensors. Occasionally I just need a break from the beeping and arrows and information overload. None of these things happen very often and usually I pull an old sensor and insert a new one right away. But the nice thing about these breaks is that they remind me just how grateful I am to have a CGM in my life. Because it’s on these breaks that this happens . . . . .
Pete and I were at Barnes & Noble buying a book for a course I’m taking when that familiar fuzzy feeling started. “Sweetheart, I think I might be a little bit low.” We found a chair and I tested, and sure enough I was more than “a little bit low” It’s scary how low my blood sugar has to drop before I feel a hint of a symptom. It’s a not at all subtle reminder that CGM breaks aren’t the best idea for me.