Preparing to the Use a Continuous Glucose Monitor
I have to say since last friday I have been so freakin' excited that I will be getting hooked up to my Continuous Glucose Monitor. One that is mine, that's right I don't have to give it back after 5 days. FINALLY! Holy Cow! I still can't believe it. It honestly feels like I am 5 years old waiting for Christmas to open all of my presents. Except, I already opened them. haha.
The Minimed box has been sitting next to me for 6 days! And everyday I look at the box and smile. Then I open it up read the directions. I think I have read them like 50 times. I take the transmitter out and look at it. I put it back. I walk away, then I go back and I look at it again. Ok, maybe I am a bit weird. It looks like a mini mushroom. It's so weird to look at it and think that that little thing is going to be the source of all my information. So crazy.
Really, it has been so tough to not just try to hook it up on my own. I mean it looks relatively easy. I have used it before, and did everything except inject it myself. I guess I have waited this long what is another six days.
6 days passed very fast and tomorrow I have an appointment at 8am with my CDE to train me on how to inject the transmitter/sensor, and give me more in depth information on what to do. A W E S O M E!!!
I know that being on a CGM isn't always easy. That it takes a lot of work and patience. I know it alarms a lot in the middle of the night and sometimes for no reason. I know that I am going to want to take it off and probably step on it, or maybe even want to throw it at a wall. Yes, I have heard all the possible horror stories but, I have also heard a lot of great ones too.
I am so psyched. This is going to be an unbelievable experience. One that I have been longing for so long. I hope that the trending information will help me reach my A1c goal of 6.5, so that I can take the next step with my husband in trying for a baby within the next year or so. But, more importantly that it will help me reach my goal of living a long healthy life with no complications.
Hopefully, you will all keep coming back to read about my experiences with the CGM. Come back tomorrow and I will post some pics, and tell you about the hook up!
See ya soon!