Yes, I'm now sporting my own little oval Continuous Glucose Monitor.
With that, I introduce you to my new friend who's taken on the name Johnny Five.
Yes, I name my D-devices - because if I must wear them with me all the time, then I might as well make it as fun as possible. This particular name comes from the fact that I'm an 80s movie fanatic and the Short Circuit movies are totally bolus-worth.
This isn't my first round at the Dexcom rodeo - I'd done a trial-test for a few weeks back in early 2010 and liked what I saw. Trial-tested the Navigator for a few days before that and then earlier this year used a loaner Minimed 523 for a few months before making a decision that the Dexcom could be a part of my life. There's pros and cons about each, and I say this one is better than nothing... so here we are on the grand ole CGM ride together.
Together with our friendly Minimed Paradigm 723 ("The Don of Rage Bolusing"), J5 and Crew are doing fantastical so far.
Mr. Johnny Five rests on my belt-line in a black leather case most of the day, and then when we get home J5 usually lounges on a nearby table or in my pocket before bedtime - when he strips off his case and sleeps on the nightstand. Ready to vibrate should I reach the higher-set level in the 200s.
|Well, J5 caught the drop...|
So far, so good.
Hopefully, J5 can help me stay on track and get back to where I need to be and not dreading the Endo visit that I've been avoiding for way too long. Here's to a new day, with more input and a lower A1c down the road.