CGM Users, please adivise

By keek Latest Reply 2011-08-19 10:29:07 -0500
Started 2011-07-05 20:20:12 -0500

I am going to start using a continuous glucose monitor on Thursday. I am very excited and a little nervous about it.
I wore a sensor (it didn't provide real-time data) for a week to give my endo a better idea of what was going on with my BGs. The insertion needle is a lot larger than the one for my infusion sets for the pump. How much pain should I expect?

Do any CGM users have trouble filtering the pertinent information out of all of the readings? I have the MM Paradigm. Do you find that the high/low alerts are loud enough to wake you up at night?

Any tips?


2 replies

annaesque 2011-08-18 22:35:13 -0500 Report

Well, it has been a month since you have used the CGM and I hope you are doing well. I got used to the CGM needle quickly because the benefits were so great. It just takes a little while to get used to the information on the screen. It will become easier as you monitor the different screens when changing your insulin cartridge or adding your BG. Good Luck.

keek 2011-08-19 10:29:07 -0500 Report

So far so good! I haven't had nearly as many "surprise" lows. In fact, I have gotten so used to wearing the sensor, that I feel a little naked when the new sensor is still calibrating and I am w/o a constant barrage of information. :)
Thanks Anna, how long have you had your cgm?