DEXCCOM WEEK 7

So, I just inserted my new sensor this morning. I'm hoping this one will work better than the last few had done recently.

Yesterday afternoon, I had gotten a message from DEXCOM's Support Training Services and talked to a Rep.. It was very helpful because I was told that I was doing everything right. Just make sure not to calibrate the machine too much. Other than that, I basically have gotten myself 100% as a score as to knowing what to do and not if this had been a test!

During the night recently, my parents thought that an alarm had gone off, but it hadn't. If an alarm had gone off during the night, I would've been the first one to know about it since the DEXCOM is in my bed room all night while I sleep. I chalk it up to possible static from another monitor that isn't related to the DEXCOM system.

I've changed my breakfast just slightly. I don't drink milk with my breakfast bars because I learned that if you eat a bar at breakfast and then have milk with it, the blood sugars go up into the 300 range. I'm trying to keep this from happening as much as possible.

For bed time snacks, I have another bar and milk depending on the blood sugar. If the numbers are under 200 and below, I have a glass of milk. If the numbers are 200 and above, no milk, but just a bar. Mind you, the bar at bed and breakfast have 30 grams of protein, so they can hold a person either before lunch or through out the night. I get these bars at Sam's Club once or twice a month, so I don't run out. You should buy four boxes if you plan to eat two bars each day with 30 grams of protein. I'll give you the name of the bars in my next posting.

Well, this is all for right now. More news on the DEXCOM and eating habits later! Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Exactly! Keep on reading and I will have more to report for my next posting of the DEXCOM.

  • You've got that right!😀

  • I found this dexcom.com/sites/dexcom.com...

    Which explains that the measures are in mg/dl. Consequently, you ideally would keep your fasting blood glucose levels below 90, and your post-prandial below 140. The 200 is default (which can be changed of course), and is too high, running the risk of complications. Similarly the low warning level should be set to the low end of normal at about 70.

    Eating protein bars in preference to real food such as milk is not healthy. Excess protein is turned to glucose anyway, and harmful side-products result.

    Fat will have little effect on raising your blood glucose.

    Protein will delay the rise in blood glucose.

    Carbohydrate of course has the greatest impact, with high-Gi foods spiking it, and low Gi foods providing a lower, sustained rise.

  • Concerned sounds like the Keto diet. It is helpful in balancing spikes and other GI issues. Glad insertion is easier now. I have also had problem when super high my alarms may not signal as often as they should or ask me to check for testing with an alarm. Highs are not normally my issue it the lows which I , I can spike and drop like a rocket, without the DEXCOM we can watch it 24/7 and poke as often sleep better and comfort to our loved ones.

  • Thank you for saying that. Not all diabetics are the same. Running at 200 is better than running at 30 and needing medical assistance. This is how fast I can drop.

  • So true Activity only you and your doctor know what is ideal for you. I often it those 30's myself before changing doctors and getting my DEXCOM, now I can see the drops coming. We are are all different in our own rights. We are so similar so trust yourself you will be an expert soon.

  • Thank you!

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