Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

What is that?!

We are going to hit 80 degrees by the end of the week, so I guess it is safe to say that winter is officially over around here. The sudden change in temperature caught me by surprise (not the first time) and I found myself at work today in short-sleeves and with a Dexcom CGM sensor on my arm*.

I actually checked my shirt length in the bathroom mirror before I left for work and decided that since it covered part of the sensor, it would probably not be that noticeable and I would be able to avoid the questions.

If I didn’t want to talk about my diabetes, I probably wouldn’t have a blog, but I still think there is something wrong with starting the conversation by scrunching up your face and asking “What’s that?”

Today’s response techniques included the direct answer (it is a continuous glucose monitor for my diabetes, it measure my blood sugar in the interstitial fluid through a wire under my skin), asking them to guess first (you’re trying to quit smoking?), and finally a bit of sarcasm (I’m a cyborg).

Since the sensor was overdue to be changed anyway, didn’t have any adhesive left, and had already been double-taped with Flexifix, tonight was the perfect time to change to a less obvious location.

spot the sensor - Dexcom CGM

Side note: I can’t wait until my first appointment with a new endocrinologist a little over a month away. I am not leaving that office without the completed paperwork for the Dexcom G4!



*Remember this blog is just my personal experience and not medical advice. The only approved location for the Dexcom CGM is the abdomen. YDMV.

Category: Dexcom, work
  • katy says:

    No face scrunch-ups before questions about anything on my body, please.

    Cute shirt!

    March 14, 2013 at 8:50 am
  • Scott K. Johnson says:

    I told one guy that my Navigator transmitter was a tracking device from my recent release from a local prison. 🙂

    March 14, 2013 at 11:40 am
  • Denise aka Mom of Bean says:

    Ubergeek likes to tell people it’s a GPS on Bean so he can always know where she is!!

    March 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm
  • Erin says:

    For the record, I mostly get the scrunched up face, a pointed finger, and a “what happened”? I try not to go down the “back in 1985, my pancreas stopped working” route and just go straight to the explanation. 🙂

    March 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm

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