Thursday, April 17, 2008
Save the Fingers!
I finally ordered the Dexcom7 and am now eagerly awaiting its arrival early next week. This should cut down on the testing I do while at work, when my blood sugars are typically very stable or dropping (as of late), and should also make things easier on the bike. During Ironman Coeur d'Alene last year, it was working well enough for me to stop using the BG meter for a couple hours. And that was the STS version--I think the 7 should be even better. Also, I am excited to be able to prevent some of the lows that I have been having lately. With the increase in exercise load, and the drop in weight, things are in constant flux. Adjusting my nighttime basal rates should be easier as well--I know from previous experience that it is possible to be decent at 2-3 AM (when I often wake up and test) and still have significant fluctuations at other times. The next hurdle will be to get some reimbursement from my insurance, which may be more difficult than my 100-mile ride on Saturday.