Since the first time I inserted a Dexcom sensor and saw my 5-minutes-apart glucose readings flash up on the screen in front of me in real time, I have never looked back. It was a commitment, deciding to self-fund the arguably expensive tool to manage my blood sugars, but a sacrifice it was not. My choice to use CGM wasn't about the SafetyNet it provides, although that is a selling point in itself. Instead, it filled in the frustrating gaps I experienced when trying to gain better control.
|Going all non-integrated, again.
This morning I decided to switch back to my handheld receiver. The downside being that I have to carry yet another device with me. But the benefit being I don't have to keep it attached to myself, or my long-suffering husband, for a little while. I quite often don't hear the initial beep or vibrate of a first hypo warning. And quite often, my blood sugars are simply nudging above and below the alarm line. That way, a slight drop in blood sugars which was always going to correct itself doesn't need to be the frustrating interruption it sometimes needs to be. And my husband can sleep easy.
And sometimes, we just need a break from it all.