After switching to United Health Care, Minimed quickly got me approved and shipped out my CGM. I got it yesterday and dispite a number of “do not start without training”, I’m starting right now. I inserted my first sensor with no pain or issues at all this morning and just entered my first BG calibration. I should start seeing numbers in 10-15 minutes.
I was a bit worried about how the sensor and transmitter might feel on me, but so far so good!
The bad part of all this is I will be spending ALL of my deductible on this new tool (it is a tool and not a toy), but if it helps me stay in better control then it will completely be worth it.
Update 10:55. Going pretty well. Watching myself tank before lunch as I normally do. Maybe now I’ll do something about it!
Update 2:15. Surprisingly I didn’t tank. VERY cool to see that on the little graph. BG tests have matched almost exactly to this point. Loving it so far. I check the thing every minute it seems…
Update 8:20 pm. Still going well. It has already helped me make a decision. At 4:00, time to go home, I was around 110 (confirmed with a BG test). Normally, if I test at 110 before getting in the car at 4 pm, I would’ve eaten something, because I was certainly headed low. But this time I could tell that I had been steady around 110 for a couple hours and I was fine. Good deal.
Update 3:21 pm 1/18 – Enjoying MANY different new alarms… especially in the middle of the night!