I am sure anyone with a continuous glucose monitoring system saw this post coming from a mile away. I am finding myself completely obsessed with checking my DexCom to see what is going on.
Since it is a new “toy” I spent the first few days that I had it explaining what it does to all my non-diabetic friends. After I explained it to one friend, she noticed that I kept pressing the button to see my current status during our conversation – like 5 times in 15 minutes. She actually tried to move it across the room so I couldn’t look but I told her it had to stay within a 5 feet so it could continue to record. That’s tricky – keeping it nearby but not looking!
We continued the conversation later when she asked how I was doing. My numbers were a little higher at the time, so I responded that really there is “nothing like looking at a bad number to make you feel bad about yourself”. Really, it’s like being on a scale all the time. Can you imagine trying to lose a few pounds while living on a scale? Is there a such thing as too much information?
My friend asked me if I regretted working so hard to get the DexCom.
That answer is definitely no.
I know I need the information, it is just about finding a healthy way to use it. Just like there is nothing wrong with knowing and caring about how much you weigh. It’s all a matter of what you do with that information.
P.S. While I am obsessed with my DexCom, my mom is obsessed with our Team Ninjabetic walk. Her goal seems to be to raise more money than me and right now she is winning. Seriously – she can’t seem to post the link to her fundraising page on Facebook without my help but somehow she has double the amount of money! Ninja fundraising skills – who knew?! My page is here and hers is here if you want to keep an eye on the competition.