Here’s what’s happening
Earlier last week…
Nixon’s transmitter had been peeking out from under the bottom edge of the tape (or perhaps the IV3000 wasn’t centered properly over the whole contraption). So, like any good parent would do when a covering is riding a bit too high, I insisted it be covered up with additional material; in this case, Opsite Flexifix.
- The following night was Glucose-gate. But the day after that, my CGM accurately indicated a BG of 70, but despite several snack-like corrections, continued to report (falsely) 60…50…40. So I pulled it. It left a painful gumball-sized welt underneath my skin which still exists to this day. I guess when you wrap bottom too tightly, the top tries to move around, and funky, painful things happen.
- I also was having some irritation, poor absorption, and overall hard spots at my Sure-T infusion site. So I pulled it out, moved it about an inch, and stuck it back in. It’s so cool that I can do that.
- My new sensor went in awkwardly and was wildly inaccurate for the first 36 hours. After trying to fix it with calibrations didn’t work, I decided to “re-start” it, effectively wiping out all of the previous calibrations.
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Later last week…
- I went to work on Friday with the intent of calling Dexcom to see if they had any sort of “trial period” opportunity with the G4. From what I’ve read, the device seems so amazingly superior to my Dexcom CGM that I feel I owe it to myself to try it out. People swear by those things.
- Before I got there, I saw this – a familiar sight in the DOC – and it discouraged me:
- Then, Medtronic made their big announcement about the
Veo530G and Enlite approval, which made me giddy. But I later found that the Enlite is only “approved” for use with the new pump; no word yet if it will work, in an unapproved manner, with my older one. Or of they’ll even sell it to me.
- Meanwhile, also on Friday, a SurfaceFine blog post alluded to an Animas rep (hopefully exuding some good Vibe-rations) at the JDRF Walk this Sunday. I’m totally planning to dominate that booth. If I’ve got to get a new pump to get a better CGM, all options are on the table.
- I also put in my third-ever Mio site. Now my infusion-set matches the one in the child-sized T-shirt (see below) that I got for my son to wear on Sunday.
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- My teenage-T1D neighbor was out walking her dog and we had a brief chat. We had some D-related discussion which led to me suggesting she give a Dexcom a try. But she’s an active, competitive cheerleader and anything stuck to her body tends to get in the way (I can understand. If someone is trying to catch you after tossing you into the air, “off-limits” catch-points trumps letting you fall to the floor every time). Even her pump is becoming troublesome. I won’t go into the whole story, but I wish I had advice to give and knew how to help.
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- JDRF Walk Day! A wonderful, but tiring day, as always. Somehow, the walks in New York seem longer and more draining than my first one at the County College of Morris. Maybe I’ll write about in another blog post, maybe someone else will beat me to it. But both the Stem Cells and the Hoffmanderson team-captains wore gold sashes. The built-up rivalry ended up as friendly comeradery.
- Not ten minutes before finishing off this post, my Medic-Alert bracelet slid off my wrist as I tucked my son into bed (forcing me to untuck him and search for the missing link that’s supposed to hold the whole thing together). Guess there’s something new to add to my shopping list.