- I have a better idea of why I feel like crap some mornings (eating fatty meals/snacks before bed makes for quite a blood sugar graph and lets me know why I feel like I didn't sleep at all).
- I am using less insulin. A) I am more conscious of what I eat and how often I snack, and B) I am catching high blood sugars before they are completely out of whack.
- Discrete. I was performing at a cafe and though I wanted to know where my blood sugar was hovering during the show, I didn't have to test - I just checked the Dex. Super discrete.
- One more thing to carry around. Meter, pump, Dexcom, phone. I am ready for the CGM to integrate with a pump so that the screen of the pump shows the CGM stuff.
- It's not perfect. I got a low alarm (ideally goes off when I hit 70) when my blood sugar was 98 (always verified with the meter before treating) and then I got a low alarm (70) when my meter read 56. youch.
- Um, . . . yeah, those are all the cons I have right now.
The beauty is that Dexcom has just announced the release of their Gen4 version (more accurate, transmits to a farther distance to the receiver, and includes a cute color screen on a smaller receiver). Since I ordered mine in September I am eligible for a free upgrade - sweet!
So I look forward to a more proactive life with Dex, and seeing how the next generation of diabetes treatment technology advances - hopefully towards simplicity of weaving life with Diabetes into real living.