Friday, October 4, 2013

A Little Bit Low . . . .

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 . . . . .

low

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.

6 comments:

  1. Yuck. Glad you caught it.

    In other news, I LOVE THAT DIABETES FABRIC. What is it?

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    1. It's the leg of my PJs for the Cure. Because yay for blogging in your jammies!! ;)

      (I wanted to link the site, but I'm not sure they make them anymore. However, since we aren't cured I think they should!!)

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  2. Oh, the welts! I've been dealing with more than my fair share lately. In fact, just last night I contemplated going CGM-less (after the first insertion lasted all of 10 seconds), but chickened out. I nearly chickened out inserting the second one, too- it took four or five tries (which is uncharacteristic of me).

    It's like an addiction; I can't stand using it anymore but I can't give it up either. It's a matter of deciding which is worse: the harpoon needle or the 38 mg/dl. Knowing there's a better option (that I don't have yet!!) makes the choice that much harder.

    I'm glad you made it OK through the 38. Scary indeed.

    Sure glad you caught the low without the CGM

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  3. Yikes! Glad you caught it .

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  4. I don't think I've ever been 38. I was 50 today after planting more daffodils.
    Glad you weren't alone!

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  5. Yikes is right! I'm pretty sure I wouldn't feel a little bit low, I would be a train wreck. Scott is right, it is like an addiction! I might go 12 hours without my CGM on but then I start breaking out in hives wondering what I am, haha, which leads to way more testing which causes more pain so the pain of the CGM is almost worth it.

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