Monday, October 09, 2006

Overnight Highs...

Here is one day from the DexCom, using the software that arrived in the mail today. As you can see, I had a bit of trouble overnight on this date. Since I often get up very early--around 5 AM is not uncommon--I am considering starting my early morning basal rate increase a few hours earlier. I've noticed this same pattern on other days; although, it isn't completely consistent. I've only been on the DexCom for a week now and am gaining new insights into my glucose management every day.

Also, I should mention that I am now beginning day 7 on my first sensor, and it seems to be as accurate, if not more so, than day one. So the costs of using the Dex may be much less than initially feared. Plus, I am learning how to trust it more, and am gradually reducing the number of BG measurements to a more reasonable amount. I think I burned through a whole vial of test strips on day 1.

Having a CGMS allows me to really use the fine dosing capabilities. I wouldn't have had the confidence to correct for a BG of 150 previously. But if I can float along at 100 instead of 150, why not?


Kerri. said...

Hello to you. My name is Kerri and I came across your blog today via the Diabetes OC site. Welcome to the blogosphere and I'm happy you've added your voice. I just added you to my blogroll at Six Until Me.

Over the past few weeks, I've been thinking about incorporating a CGMS into my diabetes management. I'm curious to read about how the Dexcom is treating you, as that's the one I'm leaning towards.

Also, I noticed that your mom comments on your blog. I've got to say, that's very cool. My mother reads my blog every day and having the support of your family makes a tremendous difference things.

Glad to be reading your posts and I look forward to reading more!

-- Kerri.

George said...

Hi there. I found you via the OC website also! Welcome!

I look forward to reading your posts!

- George

Anne said...

Hi Kerri and George,
Thanks for your notes! I have just recently started delving into the world of diabetes blogs & such, and have found it to be very encouraging and helpful. There seems to be a good community out there...

I'll keep posting on the dexcom. It has been an interesting experience so far...