Monday, October 09, 2006
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?