Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CGM Love

Both of our Naturally Sweet Sisters pump insulin with an Animas Ping and use Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs). 

Unlike an insulin pump, the CGM is not required to keep our daughters alive.  The CGM can be worn or removed at leisure.  The data is what is most important.  We look for trends and try to spot times of day in which we can raise or lower basal insulin.

Tonight, after receiving a call from school  and learning that youngest daughter had a 58 blood glucose (BG) in the classroom, we decided to put the CGM's back on.

This is especially important after learning that youngest daughter didn't recognize the feeling of becoming hypoglycemic. 

Which is normal and also scary.

For her.  For her aide.  For her teacher.  And most of all, for our little family.

Just like The Three Musketeers, one of our family motto's is:

All for one and one for all

So oldest daughter also put on a CGM with her little sister, at the same time, in the same area.

But because we are a silly sort of family, we had to make jokes about the large inserter device after it had been taped down but not deployed.

And while the CGM needle inserter hurt our beautiful girls, it also made them laugh.

Because something so weird as this,

Hanging off your behind.

Pig Butt
 Is really funny.

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