Tuesday, May 15, 2012

One Great Thing

 One Great Thing - Tuesday 5/15
Living with diabetes (or caring for someone who lives with it) sure does take a lot of work, and it’s easy to be hard on ourselves if we aren’t “perfect”.  But today it’s time to give ourselves some much deserved credit.  Tell us about just one diabetes thing you (or your loved one) does spectacularly! 

Madeline does not have a continuous glucose monitor.  Would I really like her to have one?  That would be a big fat Hell Yeah!  Night time blood sugar tests truely suck swamp scum.  Unfortunately, insurance does not see a CGM as a medical necessity, so we wait.

What could possibly be as good as a CGM?  That would be the MTCGM.  That stands for: Mom The Continuous Glucose Monitor.  I test Madeline like crazy.  I want to know what is going on with her little body.  If numbers are good, the MTCGM throws a couple of fist pumps in the air.  If numbers are bad, the MTCGM throws a couple of fingers in the air.  No arrows needed.

I know one day we will get approved for a real CGM, and that will be sweet.  But I must say, the MTCGM does a pretty fine job right now.  High blood sugars have been knocked down quickly, low blood sugars have been stopped in their tracks, and the MTCGM only fails if it starts to retain too much swamp scum.


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