Thursday, January 14, 2016

Time Off . . . .

I love my d-technology.  I love that it helps me better manage my diabetes and makes my life easier.

NoTechExcept when I don't.   Because to be honest, there are also times when my d-tech gets on my last damn nerve.  And it’s not really the fault of my devices.  But I guess it also isn’t really my fault either.  Being with anything 24/7 is bound to get annoying after a while.  (And I’m not just saying that because my husband has been home sick all week.  *wink wink*)  The beeping.  The constant stream of information.  They are helpful and important, but they can be a bit much sometimes too.  And then add in the skin irritations that can pop up.  The care that must be taken not to yank out sites and sensors when changing clothes or using the bathroom.  The fact than my cat always seems to sit on the exact spot where my transmitter is attached to me.  It all gets to be a bit much at times.

And so, when my CGM reached the end of its six day life last night, I decided to take some time off.  I think a week should do just fine.  Yes, I’ll need to test more often and be more aware of any high or low symptoms.  But it feels oddly freeing to be CGM-less right now.  Don’t get me wrong, I know how very fortunate I am to have access to a CGM and I know this is totally a first world (diabetes) problem.  And maybe I’m just a big old whiner.  But since I can’t take time off from diabetes, this feels like the next best thing.


  1. I told myself the same thing yesterday when I removed my CGM after six days. For me I will start again when it's time for my next pump site change. I get a little freedom but I don't go so long that I don't want to hook back up. My sensor trainer looked at me like I had two heads when I told her I like to take a break once in a while just to prove I can still live without it, lol. I'm with you, the technology is awesome and I'm thankful for it but it just gets too overwhelming sometimes. Enjoy your vacation Karen!

  2. I can totally relate to how ur feeling!!! Hope ur week off rejuvenates u as much as u need it to!!

    An didn't it amazing how ur fur babies always can find the sensor or infusion set site!!! Lol!!!! Have a great weekend!!!

  3. Haha i just do this also sometime in a while. One week without cgm, no beeping no extra device. Until i just miss it again!!


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