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Got the call I was waiting for!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hooray! Just before dinner, I got a call from MedTronic Minimed. My newly upgraded insulin pump will arrive tomorrow and I was approved for the continuous glucose monitoring system.

I have had problems here recently with my blood sugar going to low. My doctor told me at my last visit, he considers me to be a brittle diabetic. I snack when I have to, but don't like to. I have been having to have a snack before bed time so I won't wake up too low. This morning my BS was 68. Too low.

With my continuous glucose monitoring system, my sensor will check my blood sugar every few second and will warn me if I am headed for a high blood sugar or low blood sugar. I hate the feeling of being too low, just as bad as feeling too high. Maybe with this new gadget, I will never have to feel that way again!

Thank God for modern science and the amazing things that diabetics like me can use to control it. I don't want to be another amputee statistic!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHAS1949 6/29/2011 9:49PM

    I am happy for you....I hope it works well!!

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DANAPRIME 6/27/2011 7:29PM

    Great News! Please let me know how the new monitoring system works out for you. I hate sticking my finger! Right now I am well controlled with diet and exercise (thank heavens) and hope it stays that way for a long time.

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KSILANO 6/26/2011 12:24PM

    Great news!

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CONICONSTANCE 6/21/2011 7:09PM

  What is a brittle diabetic? I don't know much about diabetes.. just what I've read now and then. But it sound like you just got what you needed! emoticon

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FLORIDAGHOST 6/20/2011 9:36PM

    Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you are able to have the monitor and be able to use it.

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NOMUFFINTOP3 6/20/2011 9:16PM


I'm glad you will have that new tool to make life a little
easier! Yes, modern medicine is a blessing.
Take Care.

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MAKZ3D 6/20/2011 9:08PM

    Great to hear about the new sensor.

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BETZYGIRL 6/20/2011 8:36PM

    How exciting! I've had several friends with diabetes and know how difficult it can be to keep in check. Hope the new pump works GREAT for you:)

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SEYSARAH 6/20/2011 8:30PM

    Wow..thanks for sharing..I had no idea this technology was available and although I don't need it, I do know some who do..will pass on the info for them to talk to their doctors..

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