Dexcom G4: Moments 2 -10

It buzzed. I looked. It said two blood drops. VerioIQ said 110. I entered 110.

12:45PM. It buzzed. I looked. It said two blood drops. VerioIQ said 110. I entered 110.

itbuzzedagainsoonafterand said one blood drop and another blood drop with a check mark on it

It buzzed again soon after and said one blood drop plus another blood drop with a check mark on it. VerioIQ said 92, and I entered 92.

And then a minute later it buzzed and said LOW 80. We were about to have lunch so I didn't do anything.

And then a minute later it buzzed and said LOW 80. We were about to have lunch so I didn’t do anything.

And then it said steady arrow at 80 so that seemed nice. Since we were about to eat grilled cheese sandwiches.

And then it said steady arrow at 80 so that seemed nice. Since we were about to eat some delicious sandwiches.

And then our neighbor, mother to the recently diagnosed Tiny Adorable Neighbor, dropped off these paleo-primal-10g CHO cupcakes.

And then our neighbor, mother to recently diagnosed Tiny Adorable Neighbor (plus three more children under five but she still makes perfect toasted-coconut cupcakes with cream cheese whipped cream frosting in decorative swirls), dropped off these paleo-primal-10g CHO cupcakes. So B bolused for lunch + cupcake and I stopped staring at the CGM to make that lunch.

He ate. Can't stop watching.

He ate. Can’t stop watching.

And then zwooop! Metabolic things are happening interstitially.

And then zwooop! Proof of metabolic things happening interstitially.

That was rude.

That was rude.

Silly, but over the past hour of functioning CGM, I had become convinced that B would never be high again. In conclusion: Dexcom G4 = awesome. Diabetes = turd.

Silly, but over the past approximate one hour of functioning (semi-functioning) CGM, I had become convinced that B would never be high again. In conclusion: Dexcom G4 = awesome. Diabetes = turd.

Bigfoot back away from blog now. No more play by play, keep little bit excitement to self.

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5 comments

  1. Leighann of D-Mom Blog · March 23, 2013

    Some trainers suggest setting the high threshold a little higher in the beginning just so it doesn’t drive you crazy with alarms. 250 or 300.

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    • Katy · March 23, 2013

      while it adjusts, it will alarm a lot? the instructions I think say to calibrate when it’s more than 20 points or 20% off from the glucometer—-or should I stick to the every 12 hours model while starting up? I accidentally just calibrated for a picky difference. (167 vs. 145.) (Which is close enough, right?)

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  2. MelissaBL · March 23, 2013

    I usually advise parents to do the opposite, set it low enough that you can curb the highs before they spike. But I’m trained to sing, not to give D advice. 🙂 The alarms are there for a reason, in my opinion. I think 200 would be my max.

    I’m loving the play by play. Feel free to keep blogging away.

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    • Katy · March 23, 2013

      MBL, if he spikes after eating, is that a clue to bolus more in advance in the future?

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  3. Robin Jingjit · March 23, 2013

    When you were convinced he’d never be high again, I so get that feeling. I always get that way about L’s seizures whenever they are ‘under control’ I always think he’ll never have another one.

    I almost resent (in that moment) having any control at all, since every one feels like a personal failure. I hope you don’t feel like that. I try to remember that RAS sucks/is a turd not me.

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