Monday, January 10, 2011

I'm Back

Since I have neglected my blog for the past four months or so, I felt today was as good as any to jump back in. I hope to post more steadily this year—otherwise, what’s the point, right?!

The biggest update I can give in the past four months would have to be the fact that I bought a new townhouse, which I’m in love with and can’t wait to move into! It should be ready hopefully by March, as long as the snow this winter does not delay the construction too much. Fingers crossed!

The other thing is that I finally started on the continuous glucose meter. I have to say, I find it very annoying. I thought I was going to love it, but it’s not worth it to me to use. I know the point is to monitor blood sugar trends. I feel like that would be helpful if it was ever accurate! It is constantly alarming that I’m low, when I never am. There was one night it was alarming every 10 minutes in the middle of the night, when I was actually fine the entire time. After a while I would stop believing it and never check my blood sugar.

And I was calibrating it when I supposed to.

That’s the other thing.

Calibrating is incredibly annoying to me. I feel like my eating schedule is based on when I calibrate since it can’t be done too close after eating. It also can’t be done when your sugar is too high. I felt like there was never a good time to do it.

I don’t know---I’m sure there’s a good chance I’m doing something wrong, but I gave up and stopped wearing it. I’m sure I’ll give it another go one of these days, but for now, I’m just too frustrated.

3 comments:

  1. Welcome back and congrats on the new home!

    We had the CGM for 2 or 3 months and I still wasn't sure if it was a good thing. It was, as you say, annoying in many respects. It still often is, but with use, I've either grown accustom to its quirks or had a littler learning curve and know better how to use it, or maybe a little bit of both.

    Whatever you decide, you'll know what's right for you, so let your heart or perhaps gut, guide you. :)

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  2. Thanks for your comoment! I feel better knowing I'm not the only one having some issues with the CGM. I agree that I probably just need to continue using it for a while and not be so quick to give up. I'm sure there is a learning curve and I'm being too impatient. Thanks again =)

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  3. I am type 1 too. its nice to read your opinion on this issue so close to my heart. The day i came to know about my health condition i decided not to let it affect my day to day life. I choose to life life to the fullest. I exercise daily and eat healthy. I also replaced sugar with this natural sweetener called Natvia http://natvia.com/

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