Category Archives: CGM

First Thoughts on the Dexcom G5

I’m coming up on the end of my first Dexcom G5 sensor, which is to say six days. (Yes, I’ll be trying to restart it and see how good zombie sensors can be.) So far I’m really pleased. It largely … Continue reading

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Welcome to our POOL. Notice there is no “CGM” in it. – Wednesday, 5:45AM

Three of my last four CGM sensors have done really well, living longer than expected and giving really accurate readings until almost the very end. Each of those good ones had lasted at least a week before giving up the … Continue reading

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CGM Weekend

Every seven days (or so) I have to stop using CGM for several hours while I wait for the CGM clam shell transmitter to recharge and for the new sensor to marinate. Usually around day six, the CGM trace looks … Continue reading

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Dear Medtronic…

. . . you’d best be getting your shit together and releasing a CGM sensor that I can believe in. You have between now and when that new Animas/Dexcom pump+CGM combo comes to market in the US. I like your pump offerings — … Continue reading

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Baby Steps Toward Less “Winging It”

I have previously mentioned that I wing it . . . a lot. My endo and I have devised carb:insulin bolus ratios based on some prior experiences, and I settled on my basal rates by testing — days and days and even a … Continue reading

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App Update

Today a bunch of my online peeps were in California visiting Medtronic. I wish I’d been invited to go to, but that was not the case. Had I been there, I would have squealed like a little schoolgirl at the … Continue reading

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What’s on My Pump’s Mind?

Sorry for the geeky/nerdy digression, but I’m just so pleased that I’ve been able to start to parse through the data from my pump. It’s nice to make some progress. According to the CSV file generated from my Medtronic CareLink … Continue reading

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Ready to Start Coding

It’s been a week since I announced that I was going to write an iPhone app. I’m still excited about it, even though someone told me that Medtronic is working on their own version of the same thing I proposed … Continue reading

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666

Here it is, the post that answers the question of what I will write about on my 666th post on this weblog. Someone suggested an exorcism, but I’ve already done that. Someone else thought Satan would be appropriate; but 666 … Continue reading

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Total Diabetes Awareness, The App

I am terrible with personal software projects. At work, I have no problem getting things started and finished. But elsewhere, I’m just a bit too distracted by everything else in my life to engage in some casual programming. But this … Continue reading

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Personalized Health Data (via CGM)

I’m going to start right off by saying that I love my CGM. Once I made a few calibratrion-related changes and after I decided that it was never going to give me very good information during the first half-hour (or … Continue reading

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If You Have to Ask the Price … (part 3)

It’s been a couple months since I last wrote about healthcare costs here and about a year since I took a more in-depth look at the subject. But the subject of health economics is on my mind all the time. … Continue reading

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Checking in from the Golden State

It’s almost 11:00PM by way of 2:00AM. I should be more tired, but I’m not . . . or maybe I am. I can’t tell. As soon as I finish watching “The Kids Are Alright,” I’m going to bed. Hopefully, I won’t wake … Continue reading

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Flying Below the Radar

This morning before work* I put in my second “undocumented” continuous glucose monitor sensor. That’s the best way that I can think of to describe my use of the sensors that read my blood glucose levels, since I haven’t yet … Continue reading

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