Back for another year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like! With a nod to the Diabetes 365 project, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures. Post as many or as few as you’d like. Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.
We’ve been using the Dexcom CGM since December. I absolutely love it. Not only has it helped us with better control, it gives us a great education every day. With a CGM, you can really see the why behind the numbers. Of course, sometimes the “why” might as well be the moon is in Aquarius or Benny’s aura is blue that day. I’ve stopped pretending that diabetes always makes sense!
I chose this as my picture because I thought it summed up our day pretty well. Also, we’re busy on the weekends and I didn’t see myself running around with a camera all day long!
That bottom red line is on 90 and you can see he’s just below it a couple of times. He woke up at 7am with an 81 and arrow angled up. You can see the after breakfast spike courtesy of cereal, milk and Minecraft (i.e. sitting around). We can thank a lunch of macaroni and cheese for the afternoon spike and playing outside for a couple of hours for the before-dinner 85 (no additional bolus given for the high).
What’s interesting to me is that if he had checked BG at around 2pm and then again around 4:30, he probably would have been around 150 both times; we wouldn’t have known that spike was even happening. A CGM is a cool window into what’s going on all day long.
(By the way, dinner was low-carb chicken burritos that Slade whipped up. I anticipate a much smaller post-meal spike. It doesn’t get much carb-junky-food than mac & cheese!)