Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

Dexcom Seven Plus Vs. G4

My new Dexcom G4 continuous glucose monitor arrived, and I am one happy gal! Put the sensor on Monday night… And it has ALREADY prevented me from having two bad middle-of-the-night low blood sugars. Phew! Maybe I’ll get my fiance off of my back about those bad lows! The g4 system is quite a bit… Continue reading Dexcom Seven Plus Vs. G4

Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

New Dexcom G4

Well instead of singing around “in a G6, in a G6″… I am going to sing around to “in a G4!” I haven’t posted lately about the dexcom continuous glucose monitor (CGM) in a while, but that’s because I stopped using my seven plus system. The readings were always off. It was getting expensive each… Continue reading New Dexcom G4

Blood Sugar Meters · omnipod insulin pump

How to View All Your Blood Sugar Levels

So I’ve been emailing back and forth with my endocrinologist. He asked me to do a spread sheet of my blood sugar levels. Easy enough, so I thought. I’m on the OmniPod system, and for some odd reason, I cannot view a list of ALL of my blood sugars in one particular day. Apparently I… Continue reading How to View All Your Blood Sugar Levels

Blood Sugar Levels

Insulin Resistance — Part 2

On Wednesday, I wrote a post on Insulin Resistance that you can read here: http://iamatype1diabetic.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/insulin-resistance/ Read that article first before reading on… because this is part two… the scary part! So I explained how I still wasn’t feeling great, shortly after changing my insulin pump. My blood sugars were still high, about 250 mg/dL, but… Continue reading Insulin Resistance — Part 2

Diabetic Problems

Diaversary – Anniversary of being Diagnosed with Diabetes

If you read posts in the diabetes community, you will see that diabetics refer to their diaversary — or the anniversary of when they were diagnosed with diabetes. It feels like diabetics seem to celebrate this day as a “birthday” or a day to celebrate themselves as a diabetic. I am sad to say that… Continue reading Diaversary – Anniversary of being Diagnosed with Diabetes

Blood Sugar Levels · omnipod insulin pump

Insulin Resistance

I changed my pod (insulin pump/infusion site) last night… and today has been an aweful day! I woke up with a higher-than-normal blood sugar level of 210 mg/dL. I gave myself insulin, decided to skip on breakfast and grabbed a banana for the road instead. We had our typical Wednesday morning office meeting. My manager… Continue reading Insulin Resistance