Poor choice of words
When I start up a new CGM sensor, I’m required to give it two hours of “warm-up” time before calibrating it with a fingerstick blood sugar reading. But immediately after the two-hour period is up, I am admonished for doing something wrong:
I am totally following the rules when it comes to putting in a new sensor (well, except for my choice of sites). You told me that I have to wait for two hours before I could do anything, and I did.
Now I’m Overdue?
That word, overdue, tells me that I’m delinquent. That I’m not paying enough attention to what diabetes asks of me. That I don’t care and am putting it off ’til later.
Overdue is when you don’t submit your homework assignment on time, or when you keep a library book out for more than two weeks. Overdue is what they call it when you neglect to pay your bills or your child-support payments.
I do none of those things. I am doing just what I should, when I should. Yet I’m still being admonished for being late.
Couldn’t you just say that my next calibration should be Now?