A little something for election day. I hope you all voted!
The essential diabetes kit that goes everywhere I do. Meter, test strips, lancing device, CGM receiver, insulin pen, pen needles, glucose tabs, and Myabetic pouch.
This sticker has been on the side of one of my meter cases since my initial diabetes and CHF diagnosis in December 2008. I got it from the doctors office the day I received that news. Nearly 10 years later, against long odds, it’s still hanging on. Just like me. The end of Daylight Saving Time tonight means setting all of clocks back an hour. It also means I have to take a minute to change the time on my diabetes devices as well. And, of course, change my lancet.
I had to change out my Dexcom sensor today and I put the new one on the back of my arm. It’s a bit tricky but I’ve found those spots work better for me in terms of accuracy and maintaining good signal connectivity with the receiver and my phone. Unfortunately, a short while later, the new sensor failed while in the middle of warmup. I’ve had to start the process again and also place a call to Dexcom to get a replacement sensor. To say I’m frustrated by this would be a massive understatement.
When the Dexcom wakes you saying you’re low and your meter says you’re not. That’s how the day started. I’ve since changed sensors because that one crapped out. Incredibly frustrating. Going blue for #BlueFridays. The things that I’ll do in the name of diabetes advocacy.