Recently, I’ve been cleaning up old files I had in my basement and I stumbled across this beauty, a two-page fax to my endocrinologist of my blood sugars:
I have no idea what my A1C was at the time, but considering my addiction to my CGM now, I can’t fathom a time when I only checked my blood sugar TWO times a day! Some days, like July 28th, my blood sugars look pretty darn amazing, but other days like August 1st, my blood sugars look horrendous. I am really shocked sometimes that I survived college. Who knows what my blood sugars were like those other 23 hours of the day! Luckily, it seems like I had more good days than bad days but still, it’s shocking to me now how little I tested-eek! I also love how it’s hand-written. At least when I graduated college I upgraded to an Excel spreadsheet before Medtronic came out with the Carelink data. Sometimes when I think that Type 1 diabetic technology hasn’t advanced too far, I can look back 10 years to a life without the CGM and be thankful that I am living in a time where I can see what my blood sugar is around the clock (although it has it’s pros and cons at times).