Poor choice of words

So, this may not be met with the same fire or fervor as words like “diabetic” or “suffering“, but it still irks me.

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?

Posted on December 14, 2012, in Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Another great reminder about how words can be such an important thing.


  2. Dude! I’m totally with you on that. I wear a sensor every once in awhile but when I do have it on, I feel like it’s a naggy woman I can’t get rid of. CGMs seem to fill me with even more D-guilt than usual.



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