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 . . . . .


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.


  1. Yuck. Glad you caught it.

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

    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!!)

  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

  3. Yikes! Glad you caught it .

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

  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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